Hillary VP Tim Kaine Would Vote to Force Taxpayers to Fund Free Abortions, Pro-Life Group Says

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Aug 3, 2016   |   9:53AM   |   Washington, DC

In the past several weeks, Hillary Clinton’s vice presidential running mate Tim Kaine has flip-flopped several times on his support for taxpayer-funded abortions.

Now, the Susan B. Anthony List says it’s time for Kaine to be honest with voters, The Hill reports.

“We know how he would vote on this issue if it comes to a tie in the U.S. Senate,” said Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List. “Voters deserve to know that he will not stand up for the conscience rights of taxpayers.”

“Hillary Clinton’s plan to repeal Hyde is profoundly unpopular — even among Democrats,” she continued. “Voters should not be fooled.”

Clinton promised Planned Parenthood that she would work to repeal the Hyde Amendment and force taxpayers to fund abortions. The Democratic Party also adopted a new platform calling for taxpayer funding of abortion – though some Democrats are not happy with the extreme pro-abortion position.

According to the SBA List’s count, Kaine has changed his position on taxpayer-funded abortions five times in the past month.

At the end of July, a Clinton-Kaine spokesperson said although Kaine “is not personally for repeal of the Hyde Amendment,” he will not stand in Clinton’s way.

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Just a day earlier, a spokesperson for Kaine told a different story to CNN. The news outlet tweeted that Kaine made a “private” agreement with Clinton to support her call for taxpayer-funded abortions and the repeal of the Hyde Amendment.

Then on July 31 on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Kaine said his position has not changed.

“I support the Hyde Amendment,” Kaine said. “I haven’t changed that.”

Ending the Hyde Amendment and forcing direct taxpayer funding of abortions has become the pro-abortion movement’s No. 1 goal. 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 If Hyde was repealed, that would change, and abortion businesses could freely and openly receive tax dollars for abortions.

Polls consistently show that most Americans do not want their tax dollars to pay for abortions. A new Marist poll released Monday found that 62 percent of Americans oppose taxpayer funding of abortion, including 45 percent who identify as pro-choice and 44 percent of Democrats.

As LifeNews previously reported, Kaine said he is a “strong supporter of Roe v. Wade”  despite supposedly being a “traditional Catholic.”

As a U.S. Senator, 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.