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Ramesh Ponnuru

Alabama Senate Race Leaves Pro-Lifers No Choice

Roy Moore represents one kind of evil. For abortion opponents, Doug Jones represents another.
It's not about politics.

It's not about politics.

Photographer: Drew Angerer

For many voters in Alabama, the Senate election is more than an agonizing choice. It is an impossible one.

National attention has focused on half the dilemma. Roy Moore, the Republican candidate, is credibly accused of having been a sexual predator, including against girls. His defenders, all too many of them pastors, have been disgraceful: casting the victims as temptresses, excusing him on the basis of idle speculation that other politicians have been guilty of worse.