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Old 01-29-2013, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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Do you libertarians think Roe versus Wade advanced the cause of personal liberty?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roe_v._Wade
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Old 01-29-2013, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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Do you libertarians think Roe versus Wade advanced the cause of personal liberty?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roe_v._Wade

No it didn't.
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:00 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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No. It legalized murder.
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:08 PM
 
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I support abortion to be used as a medical option to save the mothers life, rape, incest etc...

As a birth control method. NO.
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Currently I physically reside on the 3rd planet from the sun
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This is an interesting question which ties to another thread concerning Feminism.
I do not support feminism in its current form.

I do believe there is a compromise with early term abortions that is workable.
However the idea of women empowerment completely disenfranchises the idea of rights for those most vulnerable in society.

I also find the argument, that it is my (the female) body and a foetus is basically a parasite offensive.
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Caribbean
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Yes. I support choice.

IMO, God will deal with it. It is not for me to impose my morals on others.
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:31 PM
 
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Here's the official position of the libertarian party on abortion:

"Recognizing that abortion is a sensitive issue and that people can hold good-faith views on all sides, we believe that government should be kept out of the matter, leaving the question to each person for their conscientious consideration."
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:37 PM
 
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Do you libertarians think Roe versus Wade advanced the cause of personal liberty?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roe_v._Wade
No it did not. The specific effect of the decision was of course to give people choices they didn't necessarily have before. But that's not the question you asked. You asked if it advanced the cause of personal liberty. And the answer to that is definitely no. Because the cause of personal liberty is much much more broad than the abortion issue. And in general terms, what the decision did was take what was previously distributed power and centralized it. Centralizing power does not advance the cause of personal liberty. A central authority telling the states what they can and cannot do does not advance liberty.
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:41 PM
 
Location: New Hampshire
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I do not have an opinion on it, meaning abortion. But it drove me nuts when I heard an acquaintance of mine had gotten 3 abortions because she doesn't use protection and sleeps around like there is no tomorrow. That's what I don't understand. I know I am not supposed to understand but why on earth would someone do that? It is not like she is poor and uneducated. She makes pretty good money!
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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I oppose it.
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