Possible Hillary Clinton VP Tim Kaine: “I’m a Traditional Catholic,” But “Strong Supporter” of Abortion

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jul 18, 2016   |   12:39PM   |   Washington, DC

Possible Hillary Clinton vice-presidential nominee Tim Kaine is at it again. The Virginia politician is trying to have it both ways — saying he is both a “traditional Catholic” and a strong supporter of abortion. Kaine has a pro-abortion record and the potential Clinton running mate is not following anyone.

But Kaine attempted to play both sides recently:

Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.), a potential running mate for Hillary Clinton, on Friday said he is a “strong supporter of Roe v. Wade.”
Kaine told CNN that he strongly believed the government should not seek to infringe upon women’s reproductive rights.
“I have a traditional Catholic personal position, but I am very strongly supportive that women should make these decisions and government shouldn’t intrude,” Kaine said.
“I’m a strong supporter of Roe v. Wade and women being able to make these decisions. In government, we have enough things to worry about. We don’t need to make people’s reproductive decisions for them.”

This isn’t the first time Kaine has attempted to moderate his pro-abortion viewpoint. In an interview with Meet the Press, 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.”

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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.