What do Libertarians think of abortion?
I used to consider myself liberal. I now feel like I am shifting more conservative. I’m not really curious what pure conservatives or liberals think on this. I want YOUR opinions.
I used to think abortion was about free choice over one’s body. But the more I try and contend with the accepted philosophy that abortion is ok, as long as it occurs before X date in the pregnancy, the more I struggle to understand how that position is philosophically consistent.
MY RESONING: In order to be philosophically consistent, I believe you have to either be ok with abortion until the split second before birth, or not at all. To set some arbitrary trimester/time in which, at the stroke of midnight, all of a sudden the morality switch is flipped, seems weak. You’re telling me we all agree that on may 24th this “clump of cells” is not worthy of legal protection and can be rejected without moral or legal consequences, but on may 25th it has passed into some magical “trimester” threshold where now we all agree we shouldn’t be doing that?
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