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Virginia State Delegate: Disabled Children A 'Vengeance' From Nature For Abortion

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State Del. Bob Marshall (R-VA) declared last week that an increased number of disabled children are a punishment from nature, taking "vengeance" for prior abortions by their mothers.

"The number of children who are born subsequent to a first abortion with handicaps has increased dramatically. Why? Because when you abort the first born of any, nature takes its vengeance on the subsequent children," Marshall said at a press conference on Thursday, calling for an end to state funding of Planned Parenthood, the Capital News Service reports.

"In the Old Testament, the first born of every being, animal and man, was dedicated to the Lord," Marshall added. "There's a special punishment Christians would suggest."
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