The libertarian pro-life position
There seems to be a lot of people that don’t understand (or just want to ignore) what the libertarian pro-life argument is. Here is the tl;dr:
- The fetus is a member of the human species.
- Therefore, the fetus should be entitled to the same fundamental human rights, like the non-aggression principle.
- Deliberately ending its life for merely existing, through no action of its own, violates the NAP. Therefore, abortion is wrong and un-libertarian.
Obviously, the main counter is the bodily autonomy of the mother. However, this is irrelevant because no right supersedes the right for to not be killed just for existing. Aside from that, bodily autonomy technically allows for aborting 9 month old babies, which the vast majority think is wrong, including pro-choicers.
I’m pro-choice myself, but I at least understand why pro-lifers feel the way they do and acknowledge it’s a legitimate view.
Article from r/Libertarian: For a Free Society