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This politician actually just said that kids with disabilities are punishment for abortions.

Robert Marshall

A politician in the US actually just said that children born with disabilities are punishment for women who get abortions.

He actually said that.

Republican party candidate Robert Marshall is openly anti-abortion, and this week is standing by his 2010 statement that said:

“The number of children who are born subsequent to a first abortion who have handicaps has increased dramatically. Why? Because when you abort the firstborn of any, nature takes its vengeance on the subsequent children.”

Um, what?

How dare he disregard the disabled community in a manner that is so blatantly disrespectful, rude and just plain ignorant. Not that I’m at all surprised – this is the same man who told the Boston Globe in 1989 that pregnancy as a result of incestuous rape may not be all that bad…

Barely a day goes by where a clueless politician doesn’t say something utterly absurd and offensive. It gets to the point where we tune out completely.

But, this guy holds a position of power in one of the most powerful nations on the planet.

We need to call these people out when they say ridiculous shit like this. Let’s not let this be a case of ‘just another day, just another douche bag’.