Pro-Abortion Alabama Senate Candidate Doug Jones Defeats Roy Moore, Planned Parenthood Applauds

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Dec 13, 2017   |   9:36AM   |   Washington, DC

Abortion supporter Doug Jones defeated pro-life candidate Roy Moore in the special election for  Senate seat in Alabama. Jones will apparently take the seat previously held by pro-life Sen. Jeff Sessions, who vacated it to become attorney general.

Moore was unable to overcome substantial allegations about his relationships with minor girls that made it so even pro-life Republican voters were reluctant to vote for him despite the enormous differences over the abortion issue.

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.

In the waning days of the campaign, Jones essentially told Alabama voters not to vote for him if they disagree with his pro-abortion stance.

“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.”

Jones’ victory makes it all but certain that the Senate will not have the votes to defund Planned Parenthood until at least the 2018 mid-term election, where pro-life groups hope to defeat Jones in a regular election as well as other pro-abortion Democrats who have held up legislation to revoke taxpayer funding from, the nation’s biggest abortion business.

The abortion business applauded his victory on Twitter.

“Congratulations to @GDouglasJones on this great victory. We stand with him,” it said.

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 was a difficult one for many pro-life voters. Neither candidate was the kind of person pro-life voters would prefer to wholeheartedly support.

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