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By Charlie Butts,, November 1, 2017

On the issue of the life of the preborn child, there’s quite a contrast between the two major-party candidates for U.S. senator in Alabama.

Doug Jones, a former U.S. attorney in Alabama, is the Democratic candidate for the Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions when he became U.S. attorney general. Roy Moore, former chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, is the Republican candidate.

Eric Johnston, a Birmingham attorney who is very involved in state politics, recently took a look at the Jones candidacy and relayed his findings to OneNewsNow.

“Doug Jones is a very liberal Democrat,” explains Johnston. “He stands for all the liberal Democrat policies that most people apparently don’t agree with any more, including the right of the woman to have an abortion.”

AlabamaIn fact, Jones has stated that as a senator, he would not vote for the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R.36) – a current piece of legislation on Capitol Hill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks. On the other hand, Johnston believes Roy Moore would vote in favor of the Pain-Capable Act.

“I think Moore recognizes the personhood of the unborn child,” says Johnston. “He would recognize that the 20-weeks bill is based on the pain-capable model that shows the preborn child can feel pain at that point.”

In fact, another study released recently confirms babies are likely to feel pain at around eight weeks into the pregnancy.

Alabama is largely a pro-life state and one of the leading states with a predominately Christian population. Those factors might weigh heavily on citizens in Alabama as they choose their next U.S. senator on December 12.