HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Latest Breaking News (Forum) » Sanders stumps for Mello ... » Reply #34

Response to Cha (Reply #28)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 07:48 AM

34. Hillary was OK with Kaine and his anti-abortion past


Seems there is a double standard here.

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/tim-kaine-abortion-predicament-225053

But he hasn’t always advanced policies directly in line with those of abortion rights advocacy groups. He pledged in his 2005 gubernatorial campaign to reduce the number of terminated pregnancies in the state by promoting adoption and abstinence-focused education. That cycle, the state NARAL chapter ripped Kaine’s GOP opponent, Jerry Kilgore, as “an extremely anti-choice candidate” but still withheld its endorsement of Kaine because he “embraces many of the restrictions on a woman’s right to choose.”

In a 2007 NARAL scorecard, Kaine was described as a “mixed-choice” governor and his state got an F grade thanks in part to a number of laws and other policies restricting access to abortions. Two years later, Kaine upset both local and national reproductive rights groups by signing a law that authorized the sale of customized “Choose Life” license plates. Kaine argued he was supporting free speech, but his critics complained that the law would fund pro-life organizations and didn’t square with another very important hat that he was wearing at the time: Obama’s personally picked head of the Democratic National Committee.

Kaine brings many other attributes as a running mate, including a widely respected reputation for bipartisanship, after serving just under four years in the Senate, and his own proven political chops winning three straight statewide races in the critical battleground of Virginia. But the hot button issue of abortion, where he has a much more nuanced stance than many of his fellow Democrats, is the baggage he carries.

“People use labels all the time,” Kaine explained in a recent interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” an exchange emblematic of the challenge he faces in talking about a politically volatile topic where his religion conflicts with his policy stance. “I’m kind of a traditional Catholic. Personally, I’m opposed to abortion, and personally, I’m opposed to the death penalty.”

Reply to this post

Back to OP Alert abuse Link to post in-thread

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 116 replies Author Time Post
Omaha Steve Apr 20 OP
brush Apr 20 #1
George II Apr 20 #2
Demsrule86 Apr 21 #72
Eliot Rosewater Apr 21 #101
brush Apr 22 #113
Omaha Steve Apr 20 #3
brush Apr 20 #4
Omaha Steve Apr 20 #5
brush Apr 21 #6
Omaha Steve Apr 21 #8
brush Apr 21 #9
Omaha Steve Apr 21 #22
onenote Apr 21 #24
Omaha Steve Apr 21 #25
femmedem Apr 21 #31
onenote Apr 21 #43
all american girl Apr 21 #36
Omaha Steve Apr 21 #38
all american girl Apr 21 #40
onenote Apr 21 #45
lapucelle Apr 21 #35
Omaha Steve Apr 21 #37
lapucelle Apr 21 #44
Demit Apr 21 #49
karynnj Apr 21 #51
Demit Apr 21 #55
karynnj Apr 21 #64
Demit Apr 21 #69
karynnj Apr 21 #73
Demit Apr 21 #83
karynnj Apr 21 #84
lapucelle Apr 21 #62
karynnj Apr 21 #68
lapucelle Apr 21 #89
karynnj Apr 21 #91
lapucelle Apr 21 #95
karynnj Apr 21 #96
lapucelle Apr 21 #100
lapucelle Apr 21 #105
George II Apr 21 #79
susanna Apr 22 #114
InAbLuEsTaTe Apr 21 #80
brush Apr 21 #86
democrattotheend Apr 26 #115
brush Apr 26 #116
WIProgressive88 Apr 21 #7
GulfCoast66 Apr 21 #10
lapucelle Apr 21 #46
AJT Apr 21 #11
Demsrule86 Apr 21 #75
musette_sf Apr 21 #85
tammywammy Apr 21 #108
geek tragedy Apr 21 #112
still_one Apr 21 #15
obamanut2012 Apr 21 #30
Blue_Tires Apr 21 #47
mcar Apr 21 #56
Cha Apr 21 #65
all american girl Apr 21 #16
LanternWaste Apr 21 #61
Demsrule86 Apr 21 #74
JudyM Apr 21 #90
sheshe2 Apr 21 #103
geek tragedy Apr 21 #111
JI7 Apr 21 #12
still_one Apr 21 #14
Cha Apr 21 #17
JI7 Apr 21 #20
Cha Apr 21 #21
Omaha Steve Apr 21 #26
Cha Apr 21 #28
LineLineLineLineLineLineLineReply Hillary was OK with Kaine and his anti-abortion past
Omaha Steve Apr 21 #34
NurseJackie Apr 21 #53
NurseJackie Apr 21 #54
FSogol Apr 21 #57
Omaha Steve Apr 21 #106
sheshe2 Apr 21 #104
Omaha Steve Apr 21 #107
NurseJackie Apr 21 #58
Cha Apr 21 #63
Fast Walker 52 Apr 21 #27
Cha Apr 21 #67
Fast Walker 52 Apr 21 #82
Demsrule86 Apr 21 #76
still_one Apr 21 #13
lapucelle Apr 21 #42
still_one Apr 21 #60
tmr Apr 21 #18
karynnj Apr 21 #52
InAbLuEsTaTe Apr 21 #81
lexington filly Apr 21 #19
JCanete Apr 21 #23
obamanut2012 Apr 21 #29
WePurrsevere Apr 21 #32
Demit Apr 21 #50
WePurrsevere Apr 21 #59
Demsrule86 Apr 21 #78
WePurrsevere Apr 21 #87
Demsrule86 Apr 21 #92
WePurrsevere Apr 21 #94
Demsrule86 Apr 21 #98
WePurrsevere Apr 21 #99
maxrandb Apr 21 #33
delisen Apr 21 #39
Kashkakat v.2.0 Apr 21 #41
Demit Apr 21 #66
Demsrule86 Apr 21 #77
Foamfollower Apr 21 #48
bekkilyn Apr 21 #70
NurseJackie Apr 21 #71
killbotfactory Apr 21 #88
NurseJackie Apr 21 #97
Sienna86 Apr 21 #93
Thinkingabout Apr 21 #102
mikehiggins Apr 21 #109
Omaha Steve Apr 21 #110
Please login to view edit histories.