Likely Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is considering her choice for vice president, and three of the politicians on her list are stanchly pro-abortion.
In an interview with Meet the Press last week, Tim Kaine, who may be chosen as the pro-abortion candidate’s VP, tried to mask his radical abortion views.
Kaine identifies as Roman Catholic, and claimed that his beliefs align with the pro-life Church. Yet despite this account, he stated that it is up to the individual to judge the morals involved in abortion.
“I have a personal feeling about abortion, but the right rule for government is to let women make their own decisions,” Kaine said.
He continued: “So for example, Monday, the Supreme Court’s likely to decide a really important case about abortion rights. Which is many states including Virginia have tried to basically take out the constitutional right that gives women the ability to choose by putting these onerous regulations on clinics, health clinics where abortions are provided. We fought those off in Virginia when I was governor because you have to let people make their own moral judgments.”
LifeNews recently wrote about Clinton’s list of potential vice president candidates, and described Kaine’s abortion history.
Kaine is a longtime abortion advocate who has sought to appear moderate on abortion. But he was pro-abortion enough for Democrats for Life to yank its endorsement of him. His spokesman and website are now identifying him as a pro-choice Democrat.
Kaine says on his own web site that he doesn’t want to put any limits on the Roe v. Wade decision that allowed virtually unlimited abortions throughout pregnancy for any reason and has resulted in 55 million abortions.
“I strongly support the right of women to make their own health and reproductive decisions and, for that reason, will oppose efforts to weaken or subvert the basic holding of Roe v. Wade,” Kaine says, adding that he doesn’t support “criminalizing women’s reproductive decisions.”
“Tim Kaine will do nothing more than rubberstamp President Obama’s expanding abortion agenda,” said Marjorie Dannenfelser, President of the Susan B. Anthony List in 2012 when Kaine was running for the Senate.
Kaine avoided directly giving his stance on abortion, in order to appear more conservative. However, his refusal to defend life in his political career tells the voters that Kaine supports abortion.