Government and Abortions
Kinda wish the government was aborted but too late for that now.
On a serious note, I think libertarians are severely divided on this line and I think that is what ultimately what causes us to not have a united platform to stand on together.
On one hand you have the pro-choice folk who don’t want the government anywhere near their body. I fully support that. Do I think the government should decide what someone can do to their own body? Absolutely fucking not. If we set this as precedence, what else can they do that we just haven’t thought of yet?
The other hand has the pro-life folk who consider the baby to be equally important to the mother. They think that the baby is conceived early on and aborting it at whatever stage is equivalent to murder. I also agree with this. I think abortions are abhorrent and a serious crime against humanity. In my opinion, abortions should be a last resort in an attempt to save the mothers life. The very important question is, should the government ban abortions to protect the life of a baby? I would still argue that no, they should not.
A final takeaway from this would be that, while I seriously dislike the idea of abortions, I do not believe the government can outlaw them. I also do not want the government making us unwilling participants in the funding of abortion services such as planned parenthood.
These are my thoughts and I’m curious as to what yours are.
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