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  Libertarian perspectives on abortion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Abortion is a uniquely controversial issue, particularly in American politics.
Libertarians For Life notes that the principles of both the United States Libertarian Party and Objectivist ethics require some obligation to children and counter with an appeal to the non-aggression principle:
According to libertarian critics, the church errs in attempting to enlist the government in creating punishments not just for Catholics but for everyone, subverting its own doctrine of subsidiarity – that problems should be solved by the institutions closest to those involved.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Libertarian_perspectives_on_abortion   (777 words)

 Abortion - Libertarian Wiki
Abortion, in its most common usage, refers to the deliberate premature termination of a pregnancy resulting in the death of any or all carried unborn infants.
Wade decision overturned many state laws regarding abortion by claiming that abortion is a constitutional right and therefore state legislatures did not have the right to follow the will of the citizens with regard to laws on abortion.
The 2004 Libertarian candidate for President, Badnarik, calls for not making the issue something to divide over since the legal status quo cannot be changed in the near future and especially not allowing non-libertarians to divide libertarians over the issue.
libertarianwiki.org /Abortion   (2346 words)

 ipedia.com: Libertarianism Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Libertarians also argue that the market can be used to organize all or most aspects of society and have developed rational choice theory accordingly, while classical liberals such as Adam Smith argued there were limitations to the market's utility as a means of social organization.
Both minarchists and anarcho-capitalists differ in their beliefs from the anarcho-syndicalists, anarcho-socialists and libertarian socialists, who are usually considered not to be libertarians at all (the feeling is mutual; anarcho-socialists and libertarian socialists claim that capitalism is incompatible with freedom, and thus libertarian/anarcho-capitalists cannot be considered libertarians at all).
An alternate justification for libertarian ideas (broadly speaking), predicated on the use of reason and the observance of a certain code of ethics (rather than social ends) is contained within the philosophy of Objectivism established by Ayn Rand.
www.ipedia.com /libertarianism_1.html   (2399 words)

 Libertarianism - Libertarian Wiki
Libertarian perspectives on gay rights: Most libertarians feel that adults have a right to choose their own lifestyle or sexual preference, provided that such expression does not trample on the same freedom of other people to choose their own sexual preference or religious freedom.
Libertarian perspectives on natural resources: Some libertarians (such as free market environmentalists) want to avoid mismanagement of public resources through private ownership of all natural resources, while others (such as geolibertarians) believe that such resources (especially land) cannot be considered property.
Libertarian perspectives on animal rights: Some libertarians grant basic rights to animals (they count as individuals and therefore have the right not to be subjected to coercion), while others see animals as property, and think their owners are free to treat them as they wish.
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 The Libertarian Case Against Abortion by Bill Barnwell
Abortion, according to them, is forced and legislated morality defended by big-government conservatives who want to impose their faith and morals on the rest of an unwilling society.
Even Christian libertarians, such as myself, who are morally opposed to activities such as smoking, drunkenness and homosexual behavior, still realize that it is not the proper role of the State to try to dictate to adults whether or not they should smoke.
Libertarians oppose unprovoked, immoral military aggression against foreign countries that are hardly waged in the name of defense.
www.lewrockwell.com /barnwell/barnwell30.html   (1857 words)

 Libertarianism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Libertarians have an elaborate theory of these values that they defend, that does not always match what some consider the 'common sense' regarding liberty, and that strictly opposes collectivist views in this regard.
Libertarians consider that there is an extended domain of individual freedom defined by every individual's person and private property, and that no one, whether private citizen or government, may under any circumstances violate this boundary.
Indeed, many libertarians consider that governments exist and will exist in the foreseeable future, up to the end of their lives, so that their efforts are better spent fighting, containing and avoiding the action of governments than trying to figure out what life could or couldn't be like without them.
www.dontbeevil.com /libertarianism.html   (1924 words)

 Libertarian Divorce?
The big-L Libertarian denied there ever was a marriage because conservatives supported "authoritarian institutions" and opposed free lifestyles like gay marriage, drugs, pornography, reproductive (abortion) freedom and secularism generally, all of which rights are to be guaranteed by the state.
For example, capital-L Libertarians want the state to define marriage to include single-sex unions when it was the state in relatively modern times that usurped the churches from what was their private control of their own marriage contracts.
This big-L Libertarianism is not the libertarianism of Hayek, who viewed associational freedom as the primary means to restrict the power of the state.
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 Libertarian socialism? | Samizdata.net
Underlying libertarian socialism is a different and distinct notion of politics which rests on the belief that it is only through interaction with others in political activity and civic action that individuals will fully realise their humanity.
Even the most libertarian society plausibly imaginable will have force backed prohibitions against the unjustified use of violence, which is to say (in very crude and simplified terms) libertarian law deals with 'that which you may not do without consent of the person to or with whom you are doing it'.
Libertarianism is not an end point but a political framework, it inherently doesn't have a lot to say about development that doesn't cause death or injury.
www.samizdata.net /blog/archives/003542.html   (7224 words)

 Abortion -- KEVIN CRAIG for Congress   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Many pro-abortionists say that abortion should be "safe, legal, and rare." Why should the exercise of a "constitutional right" be "rare?" This is like a government censor saying freedom of the press should be "rare," or a pro-lynching KKK member saying trials by jury should be "rare." Abortions should be rare because they are murder.
If a pregnant woman is pressured to get an abortion by her abusive so-called "boyfriend," by her status-conscious parents, and by a greedy abortionist, she should not then be locked up in prison with a carjacker and a prostitute.
Abortion is homicide -- the killing of one person by another.
members.aol.com /craig4congress/issues/abortion.htm   (711 words)

 World Magazine Blog: Comment on Five states seek abortion bans
The whole issue of abortion should have been kicked out of the courts and back to the state legislatures where the will of citizens can more easily be guaged via their lawmakers.
For example, they could pass laws that impose the same regulations on abortion that other medical procedures have--informed consent, parental consent for minors, informing the authorities of rape cases, strict regulation of clinics for safety, partial-birth abortion bans, etc. This will be won little by little, I believe.
Which is why real libertarians believe that no mother or doctor should have the right to interfere in the continuance of her child's life.
www.worldmagblog.com /cgi-bin/mt-comments.cgi?entry_id=22366   (5529 words)

 Wikinfo | Libertarianism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The term 'libertarianism', in this sense, although in itself much older, was only largely used since 1955 [1].
Libertarians consider that there is an extended domain of individual freedom
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www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Libertarianism   (1896 words)

 Unborn   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Abortion up to the third trimester (so-called late-term abortion) is morally permissible; in the third trimester, it is immoral.
Abortion up to the third trimester ought to be legal; in the third trimester, it ought to be illegal.
Abortion should always be illegal, except in some special circumstances—for example, when the mother's long-term health or life is at st
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 Nat Hentoff on Abortion
Nat Hentoff is a prominent civil libertarian, columnist, and author of many books including Free Speech for Me But Not for Thee.
He had accepted the view of all the women he knew, including his wife, that the right to an abortion is part of a woman's fundamental right to privacy, one that allows her control over her body and, by extension, her life.
Pro-choice forces are so intent on removing all obstacles to abortion that eugenics is no specter to them.
www-swiss.ai.mit.edu /~rauch/nvp/hentoff.html   (450 words)

 Abortion -- The Christmas Conspiracy!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Although the federal judiciary makes abortion legal, many people who are "pro-life" resist abolishing the federal government because they see this as aiding the "pro-choice" forces.
They believe "the government" is necessary to prevent abortions by threatening violence against those who procure or deliver them.
It is never necessary to intentionally kill a baby in order to save the life of a mother.
members.aol.com /wundrer/issues/abortion.htm   (758 words)

 UB Center for Clinical Ethics Newsletter; November, 1996
Libertarians hold that politically the highest public good is the protection of the right to individual liberty.
Libertarians are in favor of free markets and against restricting any peaceful activity, such as consensual sexual behavior or drug usage.
The issue of abortion concerns libertarians because of their strong support for the woman's right to control her own body, and because when another human being begins to exist determines when such a being also has rights that the law is supposed to protect.
wings.buffalo.edu /bioethics/news25.html   (1315 words)

 Perspectives on Acquaintance Rape
Libertarian feminists, on one hand, distinguish between erotica (with themes of healthy consensual sexuality) and pornography (material that combines the "graphic sexually explicit" with depictions which are "actively subordinating, treating unequally, as less than human, on the basis of sex." (MacKinnon, in Stan, 1995).
The presence of a rape-crisis counselor during the examination and the long periods of waiting that are often involved with it can be tremendously helpful.
Internal and external injury, pregnancy, and abortion are some of the more common physical aftereffects of acquaintance rape.
www.aaets.org /arts/art13.htm   (4158 words)

 Category:Abortion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This category is part of WikiProject Abortion, a collaborative effort to improve articles related to abortion, abortion law, the abortion debate, and the history of abortion.
The main article for this category is Abortion.
There are 9 subcategories to this category shown below (more may be shown on subsequent pages).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Category:Abortion   (114 words)

 Five states seek abortion bans
Such restrictions are for the states to enact; the Fed was not intended to govern over intra-state affairs.
Federalist Libertarian's position on abortion is certainly libertarian.
Either one's purposeful death by another individual is considered murder, but a pre-born child's (often gruesome) death by another individual is not.
www.worldmagblog.com /blog/archives/022366.html   (5597 words)

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 Libertarian Alliance
Sam Konkn is leader of both the New Libertarian Alliance and the Movement of the Libertarian Left.
A leading libertarian critic of apartheid he was also a member of thwe Swart Commission on the economic future of the Ciskei region
Formerly a lawyer and Lecturer in Law at the University of Dallas, Jacob Hornberger was, from 1987 to 1989, Programme Director at the Foundation for Economic Education.
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