In a video released today, Senator Doug Jones (D-AL) called a constituent’s question about late-term abortion “stupid. ” Next week, the U.S. Senate is expected to vote on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, legislation which would stop abortion after five months, a point by which research shows unborn children feel pain.
The national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) issued the following statement in response to Sen. Jones:
“Senator Doug Jones has proven once again that he is no moderate when it comes to abortion on demand through the moment of birth. Alabama’s Democratic senator may think it is ‘stupid’ to question his abortion extremism, but rest assured, his constituents take respect for human life very seriously,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “With a record of voting in favor of late-term abortion more than halfway through pregnancy and forced taxpayer funding of abortion, Sen. Jones has repeatedly betrayed Alabamians, siding with the radical abortion lobby and fellow extremist Democrats in Congress. Their agenda is dramatically out of step with the people of Alabama and the strong majority of Americans – including 55 percent of Independents and 43 percent of rank-and-file Democrats – who support compassionate limits on abortion after five months of pregnancy, when science clearly shows unborn babies can feel excruciating pain. If Senator Jones refuses to protect innocent unborn children, he won’t be laughing come Election Day.”