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: Democrats accuse Mnuchin of sabotaging economy in dispute with Fed | Trump administration proposal takes aim at bank pledges to avoid fossil fuel financing | JPMorgan: Economy will shrink in first quarter due to COVID-19 spike Democrats accuse Mnuchin of sabotaging economy in dispute with Fed McSally, staff asked to break up maskless photo op inside Capitol MORE (D-Ohio) and Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenOn The Money: Biden to nominate Yellen for Treasury secretary | 'COVID cliff' looms | Democrats face pressure to back smaller stimulus Biden to nominate Janet Yellen as Treasury secretary: report Bottom line MORE (D-Mass.).
 
Clinton joined Kaine on the campaign trail in Annandale, Va., on Thursday.