Democrats are playing up the racial angle, and the Biblical stances of Roy Moore, to prop up their candidate for Senate in Alabama. But Jones’ position on abortion is guaranteed not to play well in Alabama, in any racial group.
In an interview with MSNBC’s Chuck Todd Wednesday, Jones said:
TODD: Getting tripped up in cultural issues. One is guns, one is abortion. Abortions, what are the limitations you believe should be in the law when it come to abortion?
JONES: I am a firm believer a woman should choose what happens to her own body. I’ll stand for that and continue to make sure that happens. Make sure as we go forward people have access to contraception, access to the abortion that they might need, if that’s what they choose to do. I think that that’s going to be an issue we can work with and talk to people about from both sides of the aisle.
TODD: But you wouldn’t legislate — 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. That’s just the position that I’ve had for many years. It’s a position I continue to have. When those people — I want to make sure people understand once a baby is born, I’m going to be there for that child. That’s where I become a right to lifer.
I suppose if you ask Ben Shapiro what it means to “be there for that child,” you’ll get a better answer than Cecile Richards, who thinks it’s not a child at all until its outside the birth canal with the umbilical cord cut. Morally, scientifically, and biologically, that’s total rubbish.
If Democrats expect their guy to beat solidly pro-life Roy Moore with that kind of anti-life talk, they’re just whistling Dixie.
— Doug Jones (@DougJones) September 23, 2017