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Virginia GOP Candidate: Sometimes Incest Is 'Voluntary'

Virginia Republican Congressional candidate Bob Marshall argues against abortion exceptions for incest, claiming incest can be voluntary.
Virginia GOP Candidate: Sometimes Incest Is 'Voluntary'
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Virginia Delegate Bob Marshall strikes again! First his comments about disabled children being some kind of bizarre divine punishment, and now this:

A Virginia Republican currently running for the U.S. House of Representatives believes that incest exceptions in abortion bans are unnecessary because sometimes incest is “voluntary,” accord to a report from the Washington Times.

Delegate Bob Marshall has a record of saying absolutely reprehensible things about absolutely everything — and he has the voting record to match.

Here is the exact quote. First said in a 1989 interview, he confirmed that he stands by this belief today:

“What if incest is voluntary?” Mr. Marshall said. “Sometimes it is.”

Mr. Marshall confirmed the stance Thursday, but he said the author was missing the point and that the position is based on what is written in law.

“It doesn’t make it right or legal,” he said. “It just gives the facts.”

So Marshall says incest exceptions for abortions shouldn't be written into the law because sometimes incest is 'voluntary', but on the other hand, he wants to say it's not right or legal?

I'd really like him to look a 12-year old girl who has been routinely raped by her brother or father or uncle in the eye and tell her she should go ahead and have that kid because 'she wanted it.' Isn't that really what he's saying?

These people are lower than scum. There should be some minimum ethical standard to run for office. If there were, Mr. Marshall would be disqualified immediately.


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