|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 22, 2016
|CONTACT: Andrew Shirley
Shirley & Banister Public Affairs
Catholic SenAtor Tim Kaine’s Record on Life “Abysmal”
Washington, D.C. – Today, the March for Life Education & Defense Fund expressed disappointment in likely Democratic Presidential Nominee Hillary Clinton’s choice for a running mate, Virginia Senator Tim Kaine, who as a Governor and Senator has turned his back on common sense pro-life legislation.
“In her vice presidential pick Hillary Clinton had a chance to step back from the radical partnership she has made with the abortion industry,” said Jeanne Mancini, President of the March for Life. “By choosing Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) she has chosen a man who opposes even efforts to protect unborn babies at 20 weeks old and who doesn’t support efforts to ensure that babies born alive after a failed abortion get the treatment they need to live.
“Sen. Kaine speaks often of his Catholic faith yet ignores that faith’s dedication to the sanctity of human life. He’d do well to heed the words of Pope Francis:
“Among the vulnerable for whom the church wishes to care with particular love and concern are unborn children, the most defenseless and innocent among us. Nowadays efforts are made to deny them their human dignity and to do with them whatever one pleases, taking their lives and passing laws preventing anyone from standing in the way of this. . . It is not ‘progressive’ to try to resolve problems by eliminating a human life…” – Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium #213-214
“Sen. Kaine is not only Hillary Clinton’s choice for VP but also the choice of abortion giant Planned Parenthood. Clearly pro-lifers will have no voice in a Clinton presidency.”
The March for Life in Washington, D.C., began as a small demonstration on January 22, 1974, the first anniversary of the now-infamous Supreme Court decisions in Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton and rapidly grew to be the largest pro-life event in the world. The peaceful demonstration that has followed on this somber anniversary every year since is a witness to the truth concerning the greatest human rights violation of our time, abortion.
March for Life Action Vice President Tom McClusky is available for commentary. For more information, please contact Andrew Shirley at [email protected] or (703) 739-5920.