Democratic vice-presidential nominee Kaine ‘personally’ favors Hyde amendment [but pledged to work for its repeal]
Key doctrinal and moral rules apply to all Catholics in all contexts—in business, at home, or in elective office. One cannot “personally” oppose something while making a living advocating it. – Fr. Robert Sirico, Wall Street Journal, July 28, 2016
Catholic World News – July 29, 2016
Senator Tom Kaine, the Democratic Party’s vice-presidential nominee, has said that he still “personally” supports the Hyde Amendment, although he is apparently pledged to work for its repeal.
The Hyde amendment bars direct federal taxpayer funding for abortion.
Kaine said, on a July 29 CNN broadcast, “I have been for the Hyde Amendment, and I haven’t changed my position on that.” Just two days earlier, the Clinton campaign revealed that Kaine had expressed a “personal” support for the pro-life legislation. “But as he’s made clear, he is committed to carrying out Secretary Clinton’s agenda.”
Kaine has previously said that he is “personally” opposed to abortion, although he supports unrestricted legal abortion on demand.