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    Can a Libertarian be Pro Life?

    I say no. A Libertarian believes in individual choice, even if it is a choice they don't agree with.

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    Re: Can a Libertarian be Pro Life?

    They can be against murder can't they?

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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?
    This a poll about Pro Life(anti-Abortion) and Libertarianism, not a thread about murder which is a criminal behavior...

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    Re: Can a Libertarian be Pro Life?

    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.
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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.
    Seems reasonable. Almost seems like Libertarian really doesn't mean anything except to those who claim it and knows what it means. Perhaps they claim Libertarian so they don't have to claim something else like Republican.

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    Re: Can a Libertarian be Pro Life?

    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.

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    Re: Can a Libertarian be Pro Life?

    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.
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    Re: Can a Libertarian be Pro Life?

    Libertarians can be whatever they want.

    Democrats can oppose or support abortion.
    Republicans can oppose or support abortion.
    Libertarians can oppose or support abortion.

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    Re: Can a Libertarian be Pro Life?

    Quote Originally Posted by voyager1 View Post
    I say no. A Libertarian believes in individual choice, even if it is a choice they don't agree with.
    It isn't a matter of opinion. You're factually incorrect. A libertarian can be pro-choice or pro-life.
    If you expect people to be rational, you aren't being rational.

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    Re: Can a Libertarian be Pro Life?

    I would think they'd have to be or called hypocrite and ran out of Dodge.

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