Clinton's VP Frontrunner Was Once A Self-Described Pro-life Catholic Who Said: "I've Always Said I'm Not Changing My Religion To Get Elected"
NOW: Today, Kaine Told CNN He Is A "Strong Supporter Of Roe v. Wade." "Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine says that he's a staunch backer of abortion rights, remarks that could dispel concerns from the left as Hillary Clinton considers him as a possible running mate. … '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 told CNN. '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.'" (Manu Raju, "Tim Kaine: 'I'm A Strong Supporter Of Roe v. Wade'," CNN, 7/15/16)
THEN: Kaine To Fox News: "I'm Catholic. I'm Against Abortion And The Death Penalty. I've Always Said I'm Not Changing My Religion To Get Elected." KAINE: "I'm Catholic. I'm against abortion and the death penalty. I've always said I'm not changing my religion to get elected, but I'm going to take an oath to follow the law, and I will follow the law." (Fox News' "Fox Special Report With Brit Hume," 10/18/05)
NOW: Today Kaine Said He's "Never Embraced Labels" When Asked If He Considered Himself "Pro-Life." "In an interview in the Capitol, Kaine - a Catholic who personally opposes abortion - says his views on the issue have not changed over his career. But asked if he would characterize himself as 'pro-life,' he said: 'I've never embraced labels.'" (Manu Raju, "Tim Kaine: 'I'm A Strong Supporter Of Roe v. Wade'," CNN, 7/15/16)
THEN: Kaine In 2005: "I Am Pro-Life." ("Clash Of 2005 Gubernatorial Rivals Tim Kaine And Jerry Kilgore," Richmond Times Dispatch, 7/24/05)
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