Below is the text of Del. Robert Marshall's Feb. 20 comments on abortion:
"The number of children who are born subsequent to a first abortion who have handicaps have increased dramatically. Why? Because when you abort the first of any, nature takes its vengeance on its subsequent children."
"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 and with the knowledge that they have from faith and it's been verified by a study at Virginia Commonwealth University, first abortions of a first pregnancy is much more damaging to a woman than latter abortions. None of these are good for anybody."