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    Re: Can a Libertarian be Pro Life?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jesse Booth View Post
    There isn't an actual Libertarian stance on abortion. This issue is actually as controversial among Libertarians as it is between Democrats and Republicans. It depends on who's rights you think are being violated: the fetus or the woman. If a Libertarian believes that the fetus is already a human being, even if not quite finished developing, they likely fall on the pro-life side. If they believe that it is still part of a woman's body, and therefore not a separate person yet, they are on the pro-choice side.
    i'll buy that

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    Re: Can a Libertarian be Pro Life?

    Life is the most precious right of all, and libertarianism is about protecting rights. Libertarianism is NOT about making everything legal; that's anarchism.
    If you expect people to be rational, you aren't being rational.

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    Re: Can a Libertarian be Pro Life?

    Quote Originally Posted by SocialDemocrat View Post
    Just because of believes in a certain ideology doesn't mean one must subscribe to all aspects of the ideology. Banning abortion is not a libertarian position, but a libertarian can hold that position none the less.
    How so? It is legal and a personal choice? I thought Libertarians were all about a minimum of government?
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    Re: Can a Libertarian be Pro Life?

    Quote Originally Posted by voyager1 View Post
    How so? It is legal and a personal choice? I thought Libertarians were all about a minimum of government?
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    How does being pro-life contradict favoring small government?

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    Re: Can a Libertarian be Pro Life?

    Quote Originally Posted by mpg View Post
    It isn't a matter of opinion. You're factually incorrect. A libertarian can be pro-choice or pro-life.
    Here is the platform of the Libertarian party.
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    It seems I am correct.

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    Re: Can a Libertarian be Pro Life?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    How does being pro-life contradict favoring small government?
    Ask the people who wrote your party platform.

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    Re: Can a Libertarian be Pro Life?

    Quote Originally Posted by voyager1 View Post
    Here is the platform of the Libertarian party.
    Platform | Libertarian Party
    It seems I am correct.
    1.)You need to understand the difference between libertarian and Libertarian. The l is case sensitive.

    2.)To be a member of a party, you don't have to agree with the platform 100%.
    If you expect people to be rational, you aren't being rational.

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    Re: Can a Libertarian be Pro Life?

    Quote Originally Posted by mpg View Post
    1.)You need to understand the difference between libertarian and Libertarian. The l is case sensitive.

    2.)To be a member of a party, you don't have to agree with the platform 100%.
    I see on your profile you have Libertarian listed. So I would assume you agree with the platform?

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    Re: Can a Libertarian be Pro Life?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Since the dozens and dozens of types of libertarians seem to make it all up as they go along - sure - they can be anything they want to be on any day they want to be and for any reason they want to be. After all, its not like the opinion of a libertarian has any real world consequences.
    And f*ck you too, friend! Although you do have part of an actual point. If there was a single, all-encompassing platform that Libertarians all had to follow, that would be a massive contradiction to the entire purpose of the libertarian party. It basically all boils down to this: it is never right to instigate violence or robbery against another human being or their private property. How you interpret that single binding key concept varies from person to person, especially on this issue. You see, we libertarians are independent enough to form our own opinions that someone didn't spoon-feed us, but decisive enough to pick an option to list as our political affiliation other than the only option less specific than independent. Not to criticize independents, of course; they are at least capable of saying for sure that they are not members of a political party.
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    Pepe Booth strikes again.

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    Re: Can a Libertarian be Pro Life?

    Quote Originally Posted by voyager1 View Post
    I see on your profile you have Libertarian listed. So I would assume you agree with the platform?
    1.)They wouldn't let me choose a lower case l.

    2.)You didn't read my post.
    If you expect people to be rational, you aren't being rational.

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