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Alabama Democrat Doug Jones: Right-to-Life Begins at Birth

In Alabama’s hotly contested Senate race on the right-to-life there is a clear choice between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones. Judge Moore believes that life begins at conception and Jones believes a Chuck Todd Doug Jonesbaby can be killed up to the moment of birth.

Don’t believe us?

Here’s what Democrat Jones told MSNBC’s Chuck Todd when Todd asked him if he would not support legislation that banned late-term abortions:

I’m not in favor of anything that is going to infringe on a woman’s right and her freedom to choose. That’s just the position that I’ve had for many years. It’s a position I continue to have.

But when those people — I want to make sure that people understand that once a baby is born, I’m going to be there for that child. That’s where I become a right to lifer.

The contrast between Judge Roy Moore and Jones couldn’t be starker.

Judge Moore has spoken, written and worked for the pro-life agenda for decades. Moore’s campaign website clearly states his pro-life position and his specific call for defunding Planned Parenthood:

I oppose abortion, same-sex marriage, civil unions, and all other threats to the traditional family order.

Federal funding for Planned Parenthood or any form of abortion should be stopped.

On the other hand, Democrat Doug Jones counts industrial scale abortion provider Planned Parenthood as among his strongest supporters.

According to a statement reported for Breitbart by our friend Dr. Susan Berry, Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser condemned Jones’s position saying:

Doug Jones clearly has no problem with the fact that the U.S. is only one of seven nations – alongside North Korea and China – to allow elective abortion on-demand after five months. His extremism puts him dramatically out of step with Alabama voters.

Alabama is one of twenty states to take a stand against the brutality of late term abortions having approved a state limit in 2011. Polls consistently show that a large majority of Americans – women in higher numbers than men – support bringing our national laws into line with basic human decency, and the House will vote on this measure next week. Jones is out to impress the big abortion lobby but this does nothing for his chances against Judge Moore.

Berry later reported that Jones is trying to walk back his extremist position while attacking pro-life supporters of Judge Moore.

Besides taking up the Democrats’ false “war on women” narrative that Republicans want to stop “access to contraception,” notes Berry, Jones’s position on abortion all along has been akin to that of failed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s view that unborn babies have no constitutional rights.

Joe Godfrey, Executive Director of Alabama Citizens Action Program (ALCAP), says Jones is softening his language on abortion because he knows Alabama is a pro-life state. He told Breitbart News:

My guess is that he is backing away from his previous comments because he knows how repugnant late term abortions are to most people in Alabama. He knows that to get conservative voters who are unsure about Roy Moore to vote for him he had better soften his stance on that issue. However, he still believes in aborting innocent babies in the womb, whether late term or not. He seems worried about the rights of mothers, but completely ignores the rights of the children who have been conceived. We must ask ourselves, “Does he really still believe in his heart that late term abortions should be legal, but is just changing his tune for political reasons?”

Godfrey reflects on the difficulties some Alabama cultural and Christian conservatives are facing in this race. “Conservatives need to understand that, while we are unsure about Roy Moore’s past, we are very sure that Doug Jones does not share our Alabama values.”

Evangelist Dr. Alveda King – the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – who heads up Civil Rights for the Unborn at Priests for Life, told Breitbart News the Alabama Senate race is important for those who value life from conception.

“Every election counts in the race for life,” King says. “Judge Roy Moore stands for the sanctity of human life from the womb to the tomb. Doug Jones does not. We must always vote our values. Life is a civil right.”

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I stand with Judge Moore, life definitely begins at conception!