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Confusion Surrounding Kaine's Position on Funding Abortion

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By    |   Friday, 29 Jul 2016 02:44 PM

The knock on Tim Kaine being Hillary Clinton's choice of running mate from day one has been his personal views vs. professional record on abortion.

In short, Kaine has said that though he's personally against abortion, he would never as a public servant stand in the way of a woman's right to choose.

The Weekly Standard tried to pin down Kaine on his position to the Hyde amendment, a provision barring the use of federal funds to pay for abortion except in the cases of rape, incest or to save the life of the mother.

Kaine's position is like a game of Hyde and seek, according to the Weekly Standard:

July 6: When asked about a change to the Democratic platform to repeal Hyde: "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."

July 26: The campaign told CNN that Kaine privately told Clinton he would back her to repeal Hyde.

July 27: Clinton campaign spokesman to The Wall Street Journal: "The senator is not personally for repeal of the Hyde amendment. But as he's made clear, he is committed to carrying out Secretary Clinton's agenda."

July 29: Kaine tells CNN, "I have been for the Hyde amendment, and I haven't changed my position on that."

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