Kaine seeks to reassure Dems on abortion stance
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Kaine told CNN that he strongly believed the government should not seek to infringe upon women's reproductive rights.
 
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"I have a traditional Catholic personal position, but I am very strongly supportive that women should make these decisions and government shouldn't intrude," Kaine said. 
 
"I'm a strong supporter of Roe v. Wade and women being able to make these decisions. In government, we have enough things to worry about. We don't need to make people's reproductive decisions for them."
 
Kaine has faced pushback from liberals who question his stance on abortion. He has said he’s opposed personally but supports legal rights to it.
 
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Clinton joined Kaine on the campaign trail in Annandale, Va., on Thursday.