August 12, 2016

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Senator’s thinking, actions do not jibe with his Catholic faith, reader says

Kudos to The Criterion for its story in the July 29 issue bringing to light the true picture of Hillary Clinton’s pick as her running mate for vice president on the Democrat ticket, Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia.

A lifelong Catholic who attended a Jesuit high school, he claims, “My faith is central to everything I do.”

Kaine’s mantra, though, has become more accepting of abortion since his time as governor of Virginia (2006-10)—going from funding for crisis pregnancy centers and 24-hour waiting periods—to now supporting his party’s aim to repeal the Hyde Amendment, which forbids federal funding for most abortions and continues to be included in many federal appropriation bills for abortions.

Though Kaine claims his is a traditional Catholic position on abortion, his personal position strongly supports a woman’s “right to choose” life or death for her defenseless baby.

Noteworthy was his anguish over 11 death penalty executions carried out while he was governor with his concern and prayer, but no mention of daily prayer for thousands of Virginia babies aborted under his watch.

- Tom Schweitzer | Rising Sun

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