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 BrownSherrod Brown says he's 'not actively considering' running for president Election Countdown: Trump confident about midterms in Hill.TV interview | Kavanaugh controversy tests candidates | Sanders, Warren ponder if both can run | Super PACs spending big | Two states open general election voting Friday | Latest Senate polls Overnight Health Care: Senators target surprise medical bills | Group looks to allow Medicaid funds for substance abuse programs | FDA launches anti-vaping campaign for teens MORE (D-Ohio) and Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenMore Massachusetts Voters Prefer Deval Patrick for President than Elizabeth Warren Trump's trade war — firing all cannons or closing the portholes? Poll: Most Massachusetts voters don't think Warren should run for president in 2020 MORE (D-Mass.).
 
Clinton joined Kaine on the campaign trail in Annandale, Va., on Thursday.