Virginia Delegate Bob Marshall Plans to Introduce Sex-Selection Abortion Ban


Virgina delegate Bob Marshall isn’t deterred by the fact that a federal gender-based abortion ban failed to pass. He’s decided instead to help it pass in Virginia, and is looking forward to 2013 as the year to get it done. Marshall told the Washington Times, “I don’t want us to become a haven for sex-selective abortion. It gets people to thinking that there’s a human being there that we’re not protecting.”

Marshall has a long and controversial history in supporting the end to legal abortion. In 2010, he became infamous for his comments that if you have an abortion, Nature will take vengeance on you by giving you a child with birth defects during a subsequent pregnancy. The following year he introduced a failed Personhood bill, that would allow any parent to sue for the loss of a pregnancy at any stage as “wrongful death.”

Along with a ban on so-called sex selection abortion, Marshall also proposed limiting the Affordable Care Act’s birth control mandate so employers would not have to offer contraceptives as part of their insurance plans. No doubt that has the support of fellow Delegate Dick “the Pill is a baby pesticide” Black.

Abortions in Virginia cannot be performed outside of a hospital setting after the first trimester, and the sex of a fetus can not be identified until roughly around 20 weeks gestation, or halfway through a pregnancy.

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  • give-em-hell-mary

    Larry Flynt, please offer a reward for dirt on this creep so his fetal fascist constituents will stop voting for him!  He’s another reason why I boycott the “Virginia is for Loathers” state.  I can’t believe actress Paula Marshall is his sister!

  • magnificent

    There are pro choicers who claim they’re women’s rights advocates but don’t mind sex selective abortions. Isn’t denying babies their right to live simply because they’re girls the most extreme form of sexism?


    Other pro choicers are in favor of outlawing sex selective abortions, but doesn’t this go against their belief in a woman’s right to choose? No matter how you look at it, this challenges the intellectual and moral depth of the pro choice position.

  • give-em-hell-mary

    Troll, Marshall is only grandstanding for his child-raping, women-hating cult.  He knows such abortions are rare in the U.S. and mainly for medical reasons — some genetic defects are tied to fetal gender and female fetuses can trigger aggressive cancers in their mothers.  If you and he really cared about us women, you wouldn’t be trying to criminalize our right to medical self-defense against killer pregnancies.  As a leftover spinster (disfigured by my anti-abortion terrorist mom), I’m hopeful that I still might find a husband perhaps from a country where men outnumber women, such as in India or China.