Marshall said his broader point on Thursday was that he had collected a substantial amount of published medical research suggesting that abortions raise the risk of miscarriage and birth defects in subsequent pregnancies and that those findings echoed the Bible's teaching that abortion is wrong.
"The point is, there are profound consequences to the act of abortion," Marshall said.
Late Monday, his office released a formal apology. Addressing the story that his office said had "conveyed the impression that I believe disabled children are a punishment for prior abortions," Marshall explained:
The Washington Post is running an AP article on concerns Shiawassee County prosecutors have finding a fair-minded jury in trial over the murder of abortion protester Jim Pouillon.
Oklahoma legislators have quickly started the process of re-passing separate prolife bills which were in one bill which was recently struck down by a Oklahoma judge by of an Oklahoma law which requires laws cover a single subject.