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Tim Kaine is pro-choice, not pro-death

Tim Kaine is pro-choice, not pro-death
Tim Kaine and Mike Pence appear at the vice presidential debate Oct. 4 at Longwood University in Farmville, Va. (Chip Somodevilla / AFP-Getty)

To the editor: I object to the inflammatory comment that, being pro-choice, Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Tim Kaine is "supporting the killing of innocent babies." ("Tim Kaine is a model of decency. Donald Trump is the opposite," Readers React, Oct. 5)

First of all, they are not "babies," but embryos, and they are not being "killed" — rather, an unwanted pregnancy is being terminated.

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My understanding is that what Kaine is supporting is the right of a woman to choose whether or not to carry that embryo to term. This should be a private decision between a woman and her doctor, and Kaine has rightly assessed that neither the state nor the church should be involved in it.

Jill Anderson, Pismo Beach

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