Doug Jones on Abortion: ‘I Am in Favor of a Woman’s Freedom to Choose’

Washington Free Beacon | 12/12/2018 | Jeffrey Cimmino
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BY: Jeffrey Cimmino

Sen. Doug Jones (D., Ala.) said in an interview with the Associated Press that he would not support a personhood amendment and is in favor of a woman's freedom to choose.

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"First right off the top, several people in Alabama have asked if you would support a personhood amendment. So maybe we should tell folks personhood would be legislation to say that life begins, what, at conception. It would be an anti-abortion amendment," AP congressional correspondent Lisa Mascaro said.

"You know that’s the same amendment that failed over in Mississippi because it is fraught with peril … You cannot completely make a constitutional amendment that way without opening up Pandora’s box on any number of occasions. So just like the people of Mississippi did several years ago, that is nothing recent, just like they did several years ago, I would urge rejection of that," Jones responded.

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"And to be clear, you are in favor of abortion access and abortion rights?" Mascaro asked.

"I am in favor of a woman’s freedom...
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