Democratic Senate Candidate Running Against Roy Moore Supports Legalizing Abortion Until Birth

The Democratic candidate who is running against “Ten Commandments Judge” Roy Moore for the U.S. Senate seat formerly held by now-Attorney General Jeff Sessions told MSNBC this week that he believes women should be able to obtain abortions up until birth.

Doug Jones was asked by Chuck Todd of “Meet the Press” on Wednesday night where he draws the line when it comes to an abortion.

“What are the limitations that you believe should be in the law when it comes to an abortion?” Todd inquired.

“I am a firm believer that a woman should have the freedom to choose what happens to her own body, and I’m going to stand up for that and I’m going to make sure that continues to happen,” Jones replied.

“I want to make sure that as we go forward, people have access to contraception, [and] they have access to the abortion that they might need—if that’s what they choose to do,” he said.

As Jones did not mention any limitations, Todd interjected with an example to understand whether or not Jones is not opposed to late-term abortions.

“You wouldn’t be in favor of legislation that said ban abortion after 20 weeks, or something like that?” he asked.

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“No,” Jones responded. “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, [and] it’s the position I continue to have.”

He then quickly mentioned that once a baby is born, however, he would support caring for the child.

“I want to make sure that people understand that once a baby is born, I’m going to be there for that child,” Jones said. “That’s where I become a right-to-lifer.”

Jones’ Republican opponent, Roy Moore, has expressed his opposition to abortion on numerous occasions, outlining that the constitutional right to life begins at conception.

As Alabama Chief Justice, Moore wrote in a concurring opinion in the 2014 case of Ex Parte Hicks, “Because a human life with a full genetic endowment comes into existence at the moment of conception, the self-evident truth that all men are created equal and are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights encompasses the moment of conception.”

“Legal recognition of the unborn as members of the human family derives ultimately from the laws of nature and nature’s God, who created human life in His image and protected it with the commandment: ‘Thou shall not kill,’” he declared.

Moore also lamented during a debate with his then-opponent Luther Strange on Sept. 21, “Crime, corruption, immorality, abortion, sodomy, sexual perversion sweep our land. When we become one nation under God again, when liberty and justice for all reigns across our land, we will be truly good again.”

According to reports, former Vice President Joe Biden has backed Jones, a former U.S. attorney, and plans to travel to Alabama for a campaign rally on Oct. 3.

The special election to fill Sessions’ seat is scheduled for Dec. 12.

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  • Amos Moses – He>i

    hey … why stop there …. why not at 6 seconds ……. why not at 6 minutes …… why not at 6 weeks …….. why not at 6 months …. why not at 6 years …… why not whenever they just tick you off ……….

    • wandakate

      His own mother could have decided to abort him and if she would have done so, he wouldn’t be here today would he? But of course he’s not thinking about that. That falls under the category perhaps of DO UNTO OTHERS AS YOU WOULD HAVE THEM DO UNTO YOU. He’s willing to say it’s “okay” for women to abort their children even up to birth but I bet he’s glad that his own mother didn’t do that to him. SO, that’s how the man and many others think but they will ALL reap what they sow. What goes around will surely come around. He’s accountable to Almighty GOD for his thoughts as well as his actions. I wouldn’t want to be in his shoes.
      I see Moore won to this point and may the right man that understands right from wrong WIN in the end.

  • Cady555

    Late term abortions are very rare and result from severe medical issues in the woman or the fetus. These gut wrenching decisions belong with the woman and her doctor.

    • Etranger

      I am shocked the article didn’t present that fact. /s 🙂

    • NCOriolesFan

      Abortion, no matter when it’s done, destroys human life. Period, plain and simple. .

      • Cady555

        In other words, if the fetus is dying, the unnecessary death of a woman is perfectly okay. Women exist only to bear live children. If the fetus cannot survive, the woman obviously failed and deserves to die too.

        This “pro life” stuff sure is confusing.

        • NCOriolesFan

          Blah, blah more abortion propaganda.

        • Steve Esther

          If there is no way that neither the mother nor the child will survive, I’d say it then becomes a matter of saving the life that can be saved. I believe this is the outlook most “pro-lifers” have, myself included. That kind of incident is likely .0001% of abortions. Face it, abortion is mostly done because it’s simply convenient for the parents.

        • wandakate

          It should NEVER ever be performed UNLESS the Mother’s life is in danger. Even if she’s been raped the child can be put up for adoption, it still has a right to life. Abortion just for the sake of it b/c you can do so is WRONG…and as Judge Moore says it is plainly (in GOD’s eyes) MURDER. People are accountable for their earthly sins and that is one of them…
          Birth Control is wonderful. IF the woman isn’t married or wants no children then she needs to seriously think about that before she lets herself get pregnant. People carelessly have sex, get pregnant and then have a choice to make and going to abortion route is ALWAYS the wrong choice unless the Mothers life is in danger, then it would become a necessity to abort the baby in order to save the Mother’s life. I am from the great state of Alabama and I totally agree with Moore.

        • jael2

          There’s real no confusion here. God is the Author and Finisher of all things. He is the Giver and the Taker of life. When one attempts to be a god unto themselves and kill their children, they are indeed murderers. Serious stuff…

          On the medical side…if a child dies within the womb, a mother will usually go into natural labor and deliver a whole child. She can then hold the child. Give the child a name. Bury the child. Yes she will grieve, but she will have clean hands in the sight of God.

          On the flipside…when a mother hires a paid assassin ( abortionist) , he will inject digoxin into her baby’s heart. The mother will go through a dilation process for 2-3 days. The baby will be pulled apart limb by limb ( after collapsing the skull). The baby’s parts then will be sold off to the highest bidder; with no goodbyes, no name, and no funeral. The mother will live in torment the rest of her life on this earth and be guilty of shedding of innocent blood.

          I hope this clears up any confusion.

          • Cady555

            No confusion here. When one uses lies (e.g. “sold to highest bidder”) and hyperbole (e.g. “will live in torment”) to make their point, they are admitting they cannot defend their position honestly.

    • jael2

      Many of these unmerciful killings are because the child is found to be “defective”. Nearly 90% of precious Down’s babies are slaughtered. Babies are killed for having cleft palates, and other minor deformities. They are killed because they aren’t the desired sex. And sometimes they are just killed because they will mess up one’s social life.

      Those who make these “gut wrenching decisions” and murder their child will one day stand before the King of Kings and give an account. Murderers do not inherit the kingdom of God.

      • Cady555

        There is only one list of commands called “the ten commandments” in the bible. It is found in exodus 34. Read verses 19 and 20 and tell me what god commands when a woman’s first child is not a boy.

  • Tangent002

    On his web site, Jones says: “I want to be perfectly clear: I believe in science.”

    This makes him entirely un-electable in Alabama.

    • Chet

      Believes in science but apparently doesn’t believe science’s God…

  • Trilemma

    I don’t see any difference between a fetus one hour before birth and a baby one hour after birth. They should both have the same legal rights.

    • Cady555

      That isn’t the issue. A healthy fetus one hour from birth would be born not aborted.

      This is for situations like a failed miscarriage. The fetus is technically alive but will be dead within days. But unless the pregnancy is terminated, the mother will die also*. So the only choices are:

      1. Dead fetus, dead woman, or

      2. Dead fetus, live woman

      A person who truly values life would choose 2.

      *This is not hypothetical. This happened in Ireland. The fetus partially miscarried and was dying, but it took several days for the fetal heart to stop bearing. The woman contracted blood poisining and needed the non viable fetus removed. Doctors refused, and an otherwise healthy woman died needlessly.

      There is nothing whatsoever “pro life” about that situation.

      • Trilemma

        Doug Jones appears to want abortion available up to the point of birth for any reason. In the example you gave, I agree she should have been allowed to have an abortion.

        Let me put my point differently. I don’t see any difference in a 30 week old fetus and a baby born prematurely at 30 weeks. Both should have the same right to life.

        • Cady555

          Yes. A healthy fetus developed enough to be viable without extreme medical intervention would be born not aborted.

          But “healthy” and “viable” are medical decisions made by the family and the doctor. The decision should not be political football.

          • Trilemma

            If it’s legal to abort a healthy 30 week old fetus then someone will do it like the 20 year old woman in this story who traveled from the UK to Albuquerque, New Mexico to get an abortion at 30 weeks. (Delete spaces)

            www. fggam. org/2015/01/abortion-30-weeks-abq-divides-uk-family/

            If the woman and the fetus were both truly healthy then she should have been required to carry the fetus to term, give birth and put it up for adoption is she didn’t want it.

        • wandakate

          My second daughter was born 5 weeks early and weighed only 5 lbs. and 3 oz. and was on oxygen and other medications for another 3 weeks after birth in the intensive care unit of the neonatal ward in the hospital.
          She had to be born by C-section as I was in labor for 27 hrs. She had highland-membrane disease meaning her little lungs were not fully formed, but they continue to form after birth with proper breathing connections after birth.
          Today she is a bright 44 yr. old with 3 normal children of her own and has served 13 yrs. in the USN, got out on a medical discharge b/c of a back injury and is now enrolled in a business school of higher education in Ga. to get her degree in business administration.
          Imagine if I would have chosen to abort her…OH MY. I don’t even want to think what a waste of life that would have been. They thought that she might not make it…so they would have aborted her had I said “Okay, you’re probably right so lets do that b/c I don’t want a deformed child”. OMG, thank GOD that satan didn’t win that one. She’s very normal physically, her lungs are fine and she’s healthy.
          Thank GOD I had enough faith and sense to go through with it so that she could have life and life is what ever she makes it, but at least I’m not responsible for taking it from her. Sometimes the decisions we make now turn out to be sins.

      • wandakate

        There are ALWAYS exceptions to the rule, and in that case, the woman should have been treated and lived, so that was very unfortunate. However, to have an abortion just b/c you can, or just b/c you don’t want to bring a child into this world is nothing more than MURDER, plain and simple as the nose of your face.

      • MAC

        When there is truly an issue of “life or death” of either the baby or the mother it is the doctor [and the husband] who should be making the decisions then. The doctor is far more knowledgeable than some lawmaking body!

        • jael2

          While there are rare situations when a child needs to be delivered in order to save a mother ( i.e. pre-eclampsia) , a real life affirming physician will attempt to save both mother and child. He is caring for two patients not one.

          Never should there ever be a protocol to put a mother through a 2-3 “procedure” ( murder of the infant) to “save” the mother. If she truly is in dire straights she would never go to abortion death camp for help. She would head to the nearest ER.

  • NCOriolesFan

    Election called; the victory goes to Senator-elect Roy Moore. Speech, speech. First thank you God, my family and of course thank you Alabama. I will represent you as a Godly American who is Pro-life from the moment of conception to natural death, support traditional marriage of one man and one woman and promise to vote for pro-family, pro-life, pro-morality SCOTUS nominees too. Now onto Washington, DC. Thank you all again.

    • Jeffersonhaditright

      “pro-life from the moment of conception to natural death”? Not hardly. Like most “pro-lifers” he’s only pro-life before birth, after that … to hell with ’em.

      • Cady555

        Until a person is dying of cancer in extreme pain and wishes to die peacefully rather than after weeks or months of excruciating pain. Then the “pro life” people will be back.

    • wandakate

      Well the fact of the matter is, and the bottom line here is…You either know right from wrong or you don’t. You either believe in the life of a child (known as a fetus) and you either believe in GOD’s plan for a man and a woman or you don’t. I am behind you and so are these 4 other people who voted you up so far. MOORE deserved to win b/c his head is on his shoulders and I am sure that the LORD is happy with the way he thinks and does things. He will be good for our country…

  • Jan

    Two faced to say he is in favor of the right for a woman to choose abortion, then say he is there for the baby. Not a truthful person to say you are both.

    • wandakate

      That does make sense doesn’t it? If he didn’t care one iota before birth why would he all the sudden give a hoot after?

  • jael2

    Mr. Jones is completely out of touch with reality and the voters of Alabama. His radical pro-abortion stand automatically makes him unelectable. Perhaps, he needs to pack his bags and move up to New York City? He would feel more at home with the radicals in the northeast.

  • Allan Erickson

    If Doug Jones believes in science, then he should believe the unborn is human, and that babies in the womb have pain receptors as early as 20 weeks. He should also acknowledge that most abortions involve dismembering babies. All of us should realize that mature babies in the womb demand higher prices for their organs, hence the growing political pressure to ‘harvest’ them full term, and even after natural birth. The Left is turning humans into livestock.

  • Chet

    Doug is but another reason dems are losing across America…

  • peanut butter

    Boy, I like what Roy Moore said about abortion. This democrat guy hasn’t got a chance.