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God Punishes Abortion with Disability

From Chatbox:

Anti-abortion Republican, Virginia State Delegate Bob Marshall received condemnation for statements made last week at a press conference, in which he suggested that disabled children were born to women who had abortions, as punishment from the wrath of God. Marshall was attending a gathering of lawmakers whom opposed state funding for Planned Parenthood, when he made the remarks, saying that “nature takes its vengeance” on children born to women after receiving abortions. But in an email with Talking Points Memo and a subsequent press release, Marshall tried to walk back the suggestion that disabled children are God’s punishments, but he did not dispute his quoted remarks.

Marshall, who also opposes healthcare reform, because “Obamacare” is trying to take “your soul,” made his biblical-tinged comments while attacking Planned Parenthood for providing legal abortion services to women:

“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. 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.”

He has since issued a press release apologizing for a “misimpression” when making his offensive remarks suggesting women are to blame for their disabled children:

“I regret any misimpression my poorly chosen words may have created as to my deep commitment to fighting for these vulnerable children and their families.”

And Marshall also told Talking Points Memo that he doesn’t believe that disabled children are a punishment, but in his convoluted explanation of his theory that abortion causes birth defects, he seemed to dig himself in deeper:

“This is nature. It’s the same thing if you’re talking about getting drunk. If God made nature, and made alcohol with certain characteristics, He’s not to blame for me getting drunk and getting in a car and killing someone,” said Marshall, also adding: “This is the order of nature. You do these things, you pay consequences. That’s not controversial.”

I mean seriously…………I want to say this is the most stunning thing I’ve ever heard, unfortunately since the 2008 election we’ve heard even more outrageous and ludicrous theories, but WoW!

Please tell me why these people think they can use God to spread hate?

Tell me why Healthcare for Americans justifies hate and blasphemy?

Where are the voices of reason in this country?

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Eric Cantor; The Most Sympathetic Politician

For the first time this summer the Health Care debate, Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) fielded open questions from his constituents on the health reform debate at the Richmond Times-Dispatch “public square” forum yesterday.

One constituent Patricia Churchill shared the story of one of her family member’s current battle with cancer. Churchill told Cantor that her relative has several stomach tumors, yet recently lost her job and her health insurance coverage. Churchill stressed to Cantor that this particular relative needs an operation as soon as possible to save her life.

Cantor who does not support the public option told Churchill that her relative should seek ‘other government options’ or to find a charity that might help with her much needed cancer treatment.

Cantor, who serves as the chief whip for his party, has said that he cannot support a health reform bill with a public option. But despite his political opposition to government insurance programs, Cantor then emphasized to Churchill that every American should be given an “option” for health care, including a government program:


CHURCHILL: I have a very close relative, a woman in her early forties, who did have a wonderful, high-paying job, owns her own home and is a real contributing member of society. She lost her job. Just a couple of weeks ago, she found out that she has tumors in her belly and that she needs an operation. Her doctors told her that they are growing and that she needs to get this operation quickly. She has no insurance. […]

CANTOR: First of all I guess I would ask what the situation is in terms of income eligibility and the existing programs that are out there. Because if we look at the uninsured that are out there right now, there is probably 23, 24% of the uninsured that is already eligible for an existing government program […] Beyond that, I know that there are programs, there are charitable organizations, there are hospitals here who do provide charity care if there’s an instance of indigency and the individual is not eligible for existing programs that there can be some cooperative effort. No one in this country, given who we are, should be sitting without an option to be addressed.

Today, Cantor called for a complete ‘scrapping’ of President Obama’s proposed public option insurance program.

So, Cantor believes no American should be left without an option; it just shouldn’t be a public option. Instead he seems to believe the options should be charities that provide assistance or Medicaid, which obviously not all Americans are eligible to receive. But he doesn’t believe Americans should have a competitive option, just the beggar’s option.

Nice Mr. Cantor, nice. Let’s hope you can find a charity or qualify for Medicaid once your constituents send you packing forcing you to leave behind the nice health insurance package that Americans currently pay for you and your family to have.


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