Sen. Tim KaineTimothy (Tim) Michael KaineSen. Kaine: No reason for US to 'engage in military action to protect Saudi oil' Bolton exit provokes questions about Trump shift on Iran Overnight Defense: Dems grill Trump Army, Air Force picks | House chair subpoenas Trump Afghanistan negotiator | Trump officials release military aid to Ukraine MORE (D-Va.) defended his stance on abortion on Sunday, saying he has a record of defending abortion rights.

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“My voting position on abortion hasn’t really changed,” Kaine said in an interview with CNN’s “State of the Union.”

“I am a Catholic, and I accept the church’s teaching on this issue, but I do not believe the job of somebody in public life is to say ‘I’m a Catholic so my job is to make our laws consistent with Catholic doctrine and make everybody follow it.’ ”

Kaine added that his position on abortion is personal and that he has “always supported Roe v. Wade.”

“I think the last thing we need is a government that intrudes upon the decision-making of women, and men, too, when it comes to matters of whether it’s abortion rights, contraception.”