An Alabama pro-life group, Alabama Citizens for Life, is warning pro-life voters about voting for Walt Maddox in the November general election saying he is “entirely unwilling to fight to defend the unborn or oppose his party’s radical pro-choice agenda.”
On Thursday the group sent out a news release claiming Maddox is “charading” as a pro-lifer and that if elected, Alabama babies who make it to 22 weeks could lose their legal protection of the right to their lives. The group also compares Maddox to Alabama’s newly elected senator Doug Jones.
During his campaign for U.S. Senate, Jones went on record saying “the law for decades has been that late-term procedures are generally restricted except in the case of medical necessity. That’s what I support.” However, when H.R. 36: The Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act came before the U.S. Senate for a vote to be brought to the floor, Jones voted against it, essentially killing the bill.
“When it comes to protecting innocent human life, you either have a track record like Governor Kay Ivey or you have campaign promises like Doug Jones,” said the release.
“All you will get is a candidate who falls in line with the entrenched and well financed pro-abortion lobby. Over the past several months, Democratic candidate for Governor Walt Maddox has been quick to label himself ‘pro-life’ but when pushed for more specifics, he evades the issue and calls it a ‘distraction.’”
“The fact is Walt Maddox has refused to state he will support legislation that bans late term abortions, he will not commit to defunding Planned Parenthood, and he has repeatedly stated he will not try to fight any federal pro-abortion laws,” continued the release.
“In other words, Maddox is entirely unwilling to fight to defend the unborn or oppose his party’s radical pro-choice agenda including abortion through all 9 months of pregnancy.If Maddox is elected, it becomes a reality that Alabama babies who make it to 22 weeks could lose their legal protection of the right to their lives.”