Planned Parenthood Supports Pro-Abortion Doug Jones in Alabama Senate Race

State   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Dec 5, 2017   |   6:15PM   |   Montgomery, AL

The abortion chain Planned Parenthood has been focusing a lot of its attention on the Alabama Senate race lately.

Though its political arm, Planned Parenthood Votes, has not endorsed a candidate in the special election, it has repeatedly bashed Republican candidate Roy Moore. And it’s pretty clear that the abortion chain would like to see his opponent, pro-abortion Democrat Doug Jones, in office.

Neither candidate is the kind of candidate pro-life voters would prefer to wholeheartedly support.

Moore, who opposes abortion, is facing numerous allegations of sexual misconduct; while Jones holds a radical pro-abortion position — making the race a difficult decision for many pro-life voters. The special election is scheduled for Dec. 12.

This week, Planned Parenthood Votes released a poll that it claims indicates that Jones’ radical position on abortion is not turning voters toward Moore, Breitbart reports. However, the poll was conducted before the allegations against Moore began surfacing in the news.

According to the Democratic polling firm Clarity Campaign Labs, 8 percent of Republican voters said they decided to vote for Moore because of Jones’ abortion position.

According to the polling group:

Our major finding in this research is that abortion is moving less than 1% of the total electorate to support Roy Moore over Doug Jones. Eighty-one percent of Moore supporters were always voting for him – and less than 1.5% (or 0.7 pts) of Moore’s total support is made up of voters who switched from considering supporting Jones to supporting Moore because of Jones’ position on abortion. Additionally, 1.6% (or 0.6 pts) of Jones’ support comes from voters who considered​ ​supporting​ ​Moore,​ ​but​ ​moved​ ​towards​ ​Jones​ ​based​ ​on​ ​his​ ​pro-reproductive​ ​health​ ​care​ ​position.

The abortion chain is using the statistic in an attempt to diminish the impact of the pro-life vote.

Breitbart reports more:

In its report on the Planned Parenthood Votes survey, HuffPost states, “Planned Parenthood has no involvement in the Alabama special election and has not endorsed a candidate.”

The taxpayer-funded abortion provider, however, did not hesitate to take a jab at Moore on Twitter.

Jones himself has said he “stands with Planned Parenthood” — an organization that champions no restrictions whatsoever on abortion throughout pregnancy — on his campaign website.

On abortion, the candidates’ positions are opposite.

KTSA reports Moore described the killing of unborn babies in abortions and other issues as the “immorality of our time” during a rally last month in Hengar.

“As far as abortion, I will not fund Planned Parenthood. And I will work to overturn Roe v. Wade. In my opinion, Roe v. Wade is not fixed precedent, it’s an unconstitutional decision just like Dred Scott was in 1857,” Moore said.

In contrast, Jones consistently has supported Planned Parenthood, the top abortion business in the United States, on the campaign trail, Newsbusters reports.

Jones told MSNBC’s Chuck Todd that he would not support any restrictions on abortion, if elected. Specifically, he said he opposes a ban on abortion after 20 weeks when strong scientific evidence indicates unborn babies can feel pain.

TODD: So you wouldn’t be in favor of legislation that said, ban abortion after 20 weeks or something like that?

JONES: I’m not in favor of anything that is going to infringe on a woman’s right and her freedom to choose.

Jones used the same line that abortion activists have been using lately to support late-term abortions on viable, healthy unborn babies. They use it to fight against bans on sex-selection abortions and abortions on unborn babies with disabilities like Down syndrome.

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