Hillary Clinton’s vice presidential running mate Time Kaine is falling in step with her calls to force taxpayers to pay for abortions.
Kaine is Catholic and has painted himself as a moderate on abortion, but lately it has become clear that he is pro-abortion. The Weekly Standard reports Kaine recently flip-flopped on his position about taxpayer-funded abortions and now supports them.
On Tuesday, CNN tweeted that Kaine now holds the same position as Clinton, who is calling for an end to the Hyde Amendment and support for taxpayer-funded abortions.
— Edward Mejia Davis (@TeddyDavisCNN) July 26, 2016
Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook also spoke to CNN on Tuesday about Kaine, saying “voters can be 100-percent confident that Tim Kaine is going to fight to protect a woman’s right to choose” abortion.
It’s a reversal of Kaine’s previous statements. Just three weeks ago, when the Weekly Standard asked Kaine if he supported the new Democratic Party language calling for an end to the Hyde Amendment and support of taxpayer funded abortions, Kaine replied: “I haven’t been informed of that change, but I’m going to check it out. I have traditionally been a supporter of the Hyde Amendment, but I’ll check it out.”
Back in 2005 when Kaine was running for governor in Virginia, he clearly stated that he opposed taxpayer funding of abortion.
“I support restrictions on abortion — no public funding and parental consent — and I’ve worked to pass a state law banning partial-birth abortion,” Kaine said in 2005.
Ending the Hyde Amendment and forcing direct taxpayer funding of abortion has become the pro-abortion movement’s No. 1 goal. Abortion activists have a promise from Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to help push the agenda, and liberal media outlets are falling in line, too.
The Hyde Amendment prohibits direct taxpayer funding of most abortions and has done so since the late 1970s. Upheld by the Supreme Court, the amendment is now a target of abortion advocates who have moved from pro-choice to pro-abortion — forcing Americans not only to accept unlimited abortions before birth but also to pay for them.
While abortion businesses like Planned Parenthood do receive some taxpayer funding, they are not supposed to use the money for abortions. If Hyde was repealed, that would change, and abortion businesses could freely and openly receive tax dollars for abortions.
Earlier this week, the Democratic Party approved its most extreme pro-abortion platform yet, calling for taxpayer-funded abortions and an end to Hyde. And Kaine, as Clinton’s vice presidential running mate, is falling in line with the party agenda.
As LifeNews previously reported, Kaine said he is a “strong supporter of Roe v. Wade” despite supposedly being a “traditional Catholic.”
He also has a pro-abortion record. As a U.S. senator, Kaine voted against the pro-life position every chance he got. Sen. Kaine voted to allow government funding of abortion providers, and he voted against legislation to require an abortionist to notify at least one parent before performing an abortion on a minor girl from another state.
Kaine took his most extreme pro-abortion action yet with his recent co-sponsorship of the so-called “Women’s Health Protection Act” (S.217), known to pro-lifers as the “Abortion Without Limits Until Birth Act.” This bill would nullify nearly all existing state and federal limitations on regulation of abortion, and prohibit states from enacting meaningful pro-life laws in the future. This revamped version of the long-stalled “Freedom of Choice Act” is a priority of the pro-abortion forces in Washington, D.C.