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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

UPDATE: Dems for Life rescinds Kaine endorsement

Following criticism from Secular Pro-Life and others, Democrats for Life of America has removed pro-abortion Tim Kaine (D-VA) from its list of pro-life Democrats running for the Senate.

Democrats for Life of America now endorses three Senate candidates: Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, Joe Manchin of West Virginia, and Joe Donnelly of Indiana.

Democrats for Life issued this statement on its decision to drop Kaine:
Former DNC Chairman and Governor Tim Kaine has been a friend to DFLA and has previously defined himself as a pro-life Democrat.  While Governor, Kaine signed the Choose Life license plate bill into law.  We were proud to work with the Governor to ensure the bill was passed and critical funds could be used to support crisis pregnancy centers.  He also signed into law the Pregnant Women Support Act to help women in crisis pregnancy and opposes federal funding of abortion.  While Chair of the DNC, he supported pro-life Democrats and his policies helped elect pro-life elected officials.  His spokesman and website are now identifying him as a pro-choice Democrat.  DFLA, therefore, cannot endorse Governor Kaine.  However, should he be elected to the Senate, we look forward to the opportunity to work with him to pass pro-life legislation.

1 comment:

VALiberalProchoicedemocrat said...

oh look it's "democrats" who are voting republican.

Big suprise.
HEY GUYS LETS VOTE FOR GEORGE ALLEN, BECAUSE IF THERE'S ONE THING THAT DEMOCRATS NEED, ITS A REPUBLICAN CONGRESSIONAL FILIBUSTER.
Bye bye immigration reform, bye bye implementation of ACA, bye bye voting rights laws. The pro-life democrats didn't find someone who supported a candidate who opposed abortion even in cases of rape. So I guess they'll be voting republican this election.