Before the vice presidential debate on Oct. 4 was over, Tim Kaine made a resounding vow to American voters: he and Hillary Clinton would continue to keep abortion legal, even while Donald Trump and Mike Pence would punish women for exerting their constitutional right to choose.
“I think you should live your moral values, but the last thing governments should do is to have laws that would punish women who make reproductive choices,” Tim, 58, said towards the end of the debate with his opponent, Mike Pence, 57, per Vox. “That is the fundamental difference between the [Hillary Clinton]-Kaine ticket and the Trump-Pence ticket.”
“We support Roe v. Wade. We support the constitutional right of American women to consult their own conscience and make their own decision about pregnancy,” the Senator from Virginia added. “That is something we trust American women to do. And we don’t think that women should be punished, as Donald Trump they showed, for making the decision to have an abortion.”
Tim also pointed out how Mike once said that he wanted to put Roe V. Wade on “trash heap of history” and how Donald has voiced his support for punishing women who seek to have an abortion, despite it being completely legal.
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During a Town Hall debate, Donald blasted the idea that a woman should have a right to choose what she does with her body. “There has to be some form of punishment,” he said, completely ignoring the fact that the whole point of Roe V. Wade is that abortion is legal. It seems that why Mike said during the VP debate that he was “proud to be standing with Donald Trump, who is standing with the right to life.”
Yet, Mike and Donald are not standing with the law. Perhaps this is another “shooting themselves in the foot moment. During the debate, Mike pointed out that Donald couldn’t be trusted with providing national security for America because Trump was too busy getting into “Twitter Wars” with Miss Universe. It seems that Donald’s attacks on women are not just limited to 140-characters, and Tim wanted voters to know that he and Hillary will stand by their right to personal freedom and reproductive rights.
What do you think about Tim voicing his support for Roe v. Wade during the debate, HollywoodLifers? Do you agree with his position and his point that Donald wants to punish women?