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Decatur
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What is the Libertarian position on abortion?

I'll hang up and listen


LSUwag
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re: What is the Libertarian position on abortion?
Abortion is murder. Murder is a sin.


Springfield XD
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re: What is the Libertarian position on abortion?
Most Libertarians are Pro-choice.


Tiguar
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re: What is the Libertarian position on abortion?
to my knowledge, this.


jclem11
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re: What is the Libertarian position on abortion?
I'm libertarian and I'm pro-choice.


cssamerican
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re: What is the Libertarian position on abortion?
I am not sure there is a universal position. If you believe the fetus is a a living human being as I do then your pro life, if you don't than you pro choice.


SlowFlowPro
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re: What is the Libertarian position on abortion?
i got back and forth on abortion. i think it's definitely morally wrong (i do believe in exceptions when the pregnant person didn't consent to the sex), but i don't know if it rises to a crime



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DaGarun
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re: What is the Libertarian position on abortion?
I would imagine it would come down to each individual's personal beliefs, just like with any other group.

That is, if you believe a fetus is nothing more than a collection of cells, then obviously that cell mass would not have liberty to protect (or certainly not more than the host)

On the other hand, if you believe a fetus is an individual, then its rights need to be guarded (even if it means the host is inconvenienced for a few months.)


Tiguar
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re: What is the Libertarian position on abortion?
well, I believe it is a human life but I recognize its a large grey area and a large part of my reasons for believing its a human life are religious in nature, and I don't think things like that should be regulated federally. I don't agree with abortion but I don't think my beliefs need to be enforced with federal law.


Diamondawg
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re: What is the Libertarian position on abortion?
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I'm libertarian and I'm pro-choice.

How does the non-aggression principle work for the fetus?


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Springfield XD
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re: What is the Libertarian position on abortion?
Realistically though, Libertarianism shouldn't have an "official" position. It comes down to your believe as to when life begins.


mooseknuckle
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re: What is the Libertarian position on abortion?
I would have to agree with your statement but I disagree with abortion. Then again, who am I to tell someone how to live their life? That's between them and God. There's plenty of things I've done that people wouldn't agree with.



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DaGarun
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re: What is the Libertarian position on abortion?
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It comes down to your believe as to when life begins.

Exactly. Not really different than any other group.


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WildTchoupitoulas
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re: What is the Libertarian position on abortion?
I'm fairly certain Ron Paul, at least, is anti-abortion.


RogerTheShrubber
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re: What is the Libertarian position on abortion?
I'm leaning Libertarian, and am against abortion but think it's a lost cause. If anything, state and locals should decide what they want to do on the issue.


SlowFlowPro
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re: What is the Libertarian position on abortion?
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I'm fairly certain Ron Paul, at least, is anti-abortion.

he is, last i checked


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NC_Tigah
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re: What is the Libertarian position on abortion?
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I'll hang up and listen
Woman's right alone until the child acquires rights


Joshjrn
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re: What is the Libertarian position on abortion?
Abortion is one of the most contentious issues amongst libertarians. If you believe that the fetus is a person with rights, then NAP protects them. If you believe, like Walter Block, that the fetus is a parasite then NAP doesn't protect them.

We all agree on the application of NAP, we just don't agree on whether/when the fetus becomes a person.
This post was edited on 3/17 at 12:23 pm


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KosmoCramer
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re: What is the Libertarian position on abortion?
Im pro choice for the rights of the child, and I would say 100% of aborted babies wished they were allowed to keep living.


WildTchoupitoulas
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re: What is the Libertarian position on abortion?
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until the child acquires rights

but isn't that the core of the issue?

"Child"? Or baby?


...or fetus?

When does a human first acquire rights is the question at hand.


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