The hideous, un-Christian Right
I've heard this sort of whispered about in wingnut circles, but I've never seen one come right out and say it before:
“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.”
His "statistic" is total bullshit, of course. But that's par for the course with these fine fellows isn't it? Just make things up to make your point.
But it's an especially disgraceful un-Christian way to characterize disabled kids --- as punishments for their mothers' alleged misdeeds. It's been a while since I went to church, but I don't think most Christians believe that.
What horrible people these are.
Update: Per Rightwing Watch, this statement is from 2010. Which just goes to show you that the War on Women is nothing new.