Kaine Defends Abortion Stance: ‘My Voting Position … Hasn’t Really Changed’
Sen. Tim Kaine stood by his abortion stance on Sunday, saying that his voting record on the issue hasn’t changed.
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“My voting position on abortion hasn’t really changed,” Kaine said in an interview with CNN’s “State of the Union.”
“I am a Catholic, and I accept the church’s teaching on this issue, but I do not believe the job of somebody in public life is to say ‘I’m a Catholic so my job is to make our laws consistent with Catholic doctrine and make everybody follow it.’”
The Hill reports:
Kaine added that his position on abortion is personal and that he has “always supported Roe v. Wade.”
“I think the last thing we need is a government that intrudes upon the decision-making of women, and men, too, when it comes to matters of whether it’s abortion rights, contraception.”