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Kaine Contradicts Clinton Statements on Abortion Funding

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    Democratic Vice Presidential nominee Tim Kaine does a walk on the Democratic National Convention stage in Wells Fargo Center on July 27, 2016, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine seemingly contradicted the assertion, made by Hillary Clinton's campaign and his own spokesperson, that he would work with the nominee on restoring Medicaid funding for abortion, NBC News reported.

    Clinton has come out strongly in favor of repealing the Hyde Amendment, which bans public funding for abortion except in cases of rape, incest and life endangerment. The current Democratic platform contains the strongest language yet against Hyde.

    In an interview with CNN Friday, Kaine said, "I have been for the Hyde Amendment. I haven't changed my position on that." He then repeated it: "I have not changed my position. Have not changed my position on that."