Alabama Senate Candidate Doug Jones: If You Don’t Like That I’m Pro-Abortion Don’t Vote for Me

State   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Dec 8, 2017   |   1:12PM   |   Montgomery, AL

Alabama Senate candidate Doug Jones professes radical pro-abortion views that few Americans share.

Jones supports the taxpayer-funded abortion giant Planned Parenthood, which is being criminally investigated for selling aborted baby body parts. And he opposes bans on later-term abortions that protect pain-capable unborn babies after 20 weeks.

On Thursday, Jones essentially told Alabama voters not to vote for him if they disagree with his pro-abortion stance.

WHNT News 19 reports Jones made the statement during a campaign event Thursday in Huntsville.

According to the report:

Jones also discussed abortion, which is a nationally divisive topic captivating people during Jones’ race against Roy Moore.

“Look, my stance on that is well-known, it has been clarified. It has been misinterpreted over time,” said Jones. “But you know what? People are going to vote on the issues of the day. If that’s their issue, that’s their issue.” He then moved the conversation to his health care, which he said is important to him.

Earlier this fall, 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.

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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.

The Alabama special election is a difficult one for many pro-life voters. Neither candidate is the kind of person pro-life voters would prefer to wholeheartedly support.

Republican candidate Roy 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.

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