Being anti-abortion is a coherent libertarian stance
I’m not here to argue pro-life vs. pro-choice, I’m instead here to state an absolute fact, which is that there’s no contradiction between taking the pro-life stance and being a libertarian.
Libertarianism isn’t just the belief that the state should be involved in everything less; that’s a straw-man oversimplification. Instead, it’s a belief that the state’s fundamental and only purpose is in protecting the negative rights of its citizens.
Therefore, if you believe that human life begins before birth, it would be anti-libertarian to take any position but the pro-life stance, which mandates the state to protect the negative rights of the child, in true libertarian fashion.
Of course, since there’s a spirited scientific debate about the origin point of a human life, it’s perfectly reasonable for people to assert that it begins before birth.
Therefore, reasonable libertarians can be pro-life without contradicting the ethos of the ideology in any way.
I’m sick of the oversimplified hive-mind interpretation of libertarianism that’s taken over this sub. I don’t care if you’re pro-life or pro-choice, I’m just sick of people getting on their soapbox and acting like theirs is the one true interpretation of the ideology, even when that assertion makes no goddamn sense
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