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Tim Kaine: “I’m kind of a traditional Catholic…personally, I’m opposed to abortion”

Deacon Greg Kandra - published on 06/28/16

The man many pundits are touting to be Clinton’s running mate talked about his religion Sunday on “Meet the Press”: 

“How would you describe your abortion position?” NBC’s Chuck Todd asked Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) on Sunday’s “Meet the Press.” “I would say people use labels all the time,” Kaine responded. “But I’m kind of a, look, traditional Catholic. I don’t like — personally, I’m opposed to abortion, and personally, I’m opposed to the death penalty… “I deeply believe — and not just as a matter of politics, but even as a matter of morality, that matters about reproduction and intimacy and relationships and contraception are in the personal realm. They’re moral decisions for individuals to make for themselves. And the last thing we need is government intruding into those personal decisions. “So I have taken the position, which is quite common among Catholics — I have got a personal feeling about abortion, but the right rule for government is to let women make their own decisions.”

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