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.
 
Kaine has emerged as among the favorites to be Clinton’s running mate. Other names on the shortlist reportedly include Sens. Sherrod BrownSherrod Campbell BrownOn The Money: Trump 'ready' for tariffs on all 0B in Chinese goods | Trump digs in on Fed criticism | Lawmakers drop plans to challenge Trump ZTE deal Dems pressure GOP to take legal action supporting pre-existing conditions Dems fume as Trump's consumer bureau pick refuses to discuss role in border policy MORE (D-Ohio) and Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenOn The Money: Trump 'ready' for tariffs on all 0B in Chinese goods | Trump digs in on Fed criticism | Lawmakers drop plans to challenge Trump ZTE deal On The Money: Trump rips Fed over rate hikes | Dems fume as consumer agency pick refuses to discuss border policy | Senate panel clears Trump IRS nominee Dems fume as Trump's consumer bureau pick refuses to discuss role in border policy MORE (D-Mass.).
 
Clinton joined Kaine on the campaign trail in Annandale, Va., on Thursday.