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    Re: Can a Libertarian be Pro Life?

    As I said before, there is an active debate amongst libertarians if abortion is a violation of the non-aggression principle. As it stands, a libertarian can be either pro-life or pro-choice.

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    Re: Can a Libertarian be Pro Life?

    Of course a Libertarian can be pro-life. It's difficult for me to even think that was a serious question. The assumption that a Liberal, or Conservative or Libertarian must agree with their party's view 100% is moronic. Libertarians are for individual liberty. Where abortions come in, I agree with Libertarians that the government should keep their nose out of the issue. From an individual perspective I favor the rights of the unborn in MOST cases. There are cases where abortion can and should be considered. That does not change my pro-life stance. What's obvious is that the OP and author don't know liberty, don't live liberty and therefore struggles to grasp the concept of individual freedom and accountability.
    “I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Can a Libertarian be Pro Life?

    Quote Originally Posted by mpg View Post
    1.)They wouldn't let me choose a lower case l.

    2.)You didn't read my post.
    Fair enough on point 1. I did read your post in regards to point 2. It just seems to me conservatives are jumping on the Libertarian bandwagon so people don't think they are Republicans.

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    Re: Can a Libertarian be Pro Life?

    Quote Originally Posted by voyager1 View Post
    Ask the people who wrote your party platform.
    I don't have a party. Can you answer the question yourself? You brought it up.

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    Re: Can a Libertarian be Pro Life?

    Anyway, the reason I'm politically pro-choice(though I don't call myself that due to the company it brings) is because otherwise I feel the state must act aggressively towards women and force them into labor for the unborn. Since I stand against forced labor and I stand for the right to the body I don't feel there is any other logical position to take. That doesn't mean all libertarians agree with me and in fact they don't. That is fine considering I understand the opposing view as well.

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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.
    I tend to agree...they are always in the squishy middle.
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    Re: Can a Libertarian be Pro Life?

    Quote Originally Posted by Winchester View Post
    They can be against murder can't they?
    Who's not against murder?


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    Re: Can a Libertarian be Pro Life?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I don't have a party. Can you answer the question yourself? You brought it up.
    I think Libertarians who are pro life are just Republicans not wanting to be associated with the GOP.

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    Re: Can a Libertarian be Pro Life?

    Quote Originally Posted by voyager1 View Post
    Fair enough on point 1. I did read your post in regards to point 2. It just seems to me conservatives are jumping on the Libertarian bandwagon so people don't think they are Republicans.
    i will put it to you from a libertarian point of view as easy and simple as i can.

    libertarians are about individual liberty.

    individuals do not always exercise there rights in ways i believe to be correct, however that gives me no authority to use force/ coercion on them, to make them behave in a manner to my liking.

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    Re: Can a Libertarian be Pro Life?

    Quote Originally Posted by voyager1 View Post
    I think Libertarians who are pro life are just Republicans not wanting to be associated with the GOP.
    So you said. But you don't know anything about Libertarians other than a link to the "party platform".

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