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Petitioning State of Virginia and 3 others

Force State delegate Bob Marshall to step down.

Someone who thinks this way should not represent the American people.

On Thursday, Virginia State Delegate Bob Marshall (R) spoke at a press conference against state funding for Planned Parenthood. He blasted the organization for supporting a women’s right to choose, saying that God punishes women who have had abortions by giving them disabled children:

“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,” said Marshall, a Republican.

“In the Old Testament, the first born of every being, animal and man, was dedicated to the Lord. There’s a special punishment Christians would suggest.”

First of all children with disabilities are not a punishment, that statement is insulting. It's extremely discriminatory to suggest that. It doesn't even matter that most women who have children with disabilities did not have an abortion at all.

two other petitions for this cause:

http://www.change.org/petitions/children-disabilities-are-not-gods-punishment

http://www.change.org/petitions/tell-virginia-delegate-bob-marshall-no-child-is-a-punishment

Letter to
State of Virginia
Virginia State House
Virginia State Senate
and 1 other
Virginia Governor
I just signed the following petition addressed to: State of virginia.

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Force State delegate Bob Marshall to step down.

Someone who thinks this way should not represent the American people.

On Thursday, Virginia State Delegate Bob Marshall (R) spoke at a press conference against state funding for Planned Parenthood. He blasted the organization for supporting a women’s right to choose, saying that God punishes women who have had abortions by giving them disabled children:

“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,” said Marshall, a Republican.

“In the Old Testament, the first born of every being, animal and man, was dedicated to the Lord. There’s a special punishment Christians would suggest.”

First of all children with disabilities are not a punishment, that statement is insulting. It's extremely discriminatory to suggest that. It doesn't even matter that most women who have children with disabilities did not have an abortion at all.
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Sincerely,