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To: tdadams
"[I'm] Pro-Choice. Although some libertarians believe abortion is wrong, they realize that government prohibition causes even more problems, including unsafe abortion procedures.
Moreover, the U.S. Congress has no constitutional authority to regulate this intimate, personal decision"
--Dan Belforti, Libertarian nominee for Congress (NH-1st)

"I'm an idealist. I'd wish for the best of both worlds. I'd decree a world where you could respect the unborn life and a respect woman's right to choose... I call it "pro- option". So were I "just this king" instead of just this guy, I would decree that if a woman does not want her unborn child, she must first sign a legal document saying that she thereby abandons her unborn child. If she doesn't want the baby, she doesn't have to keep it; that's pro-choice."
"It's obvious how I stand on [sexual] issues: your life is yours to live your way. Period. ... All must be equal in the eyes of the law."
-- Ken Krawchuk, Libertarian nominee for Governor of Pennsyvania

"I am a pro-choice and believe that this is a personal individual right which is different in each case. "
Sonia Harden, Libertarian nominee for Congress (CA-10TH)
"Abortion: I don't believe that government should be used by anyone to prevent what is a personal responsibility issue. Our present law is adequate"
--Rick Stanley, Libertarian nominee for U.S. Senate (Colorado)

"Pro-Choice"
"Someone who believes strongly that certain lifestyles are morally wrong, should not try to force others to accept their views either. Yet that is what has happened through the marriage laws of most states. These laws effectively establish a state religion by allowing only traditional Judeo-Christian marriages. "
--Clyde Cleveland, Libertarian nominee for Governor of Iowa

"I am pro-choice on just about everything including a woman's right to choose. Government bureaucrats should not interfere in that choice. We don't want to go back to a time when women had to have abortions in unsafe conditions."
--Jim Higgins, Libertarian nominee for Congress (MO-1st)

Of course, it's early on in the election season, so most people don't have comprehensive websites, let alone 3rd party candidates. Plus most LP's want to avoid "contraversal" issues like abortion (although they sure love to talk about legalizing drugs). Of the sites I found that talked about it, there were nine self-described "pro-choice" Libertarians, and two self-described "pro-life" ones. Hmmm...

17 posted on 04/01/2002 12:09:49 PM PST by BillyBoy
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To: BillyBoy
Keep in mind, though, that even though they're pro-aborts (from the "Party of Principle," no less), all Libertarians supposedly are opposed to taxpayer-funded abortion. Cutting their money off is one of the keys to putting them out of business, and remember, it was a GOP-controlled House and a GOP President who just gave Planned Parenthood ~$100 million in taxpayer money.
19 posted on 04/01/2002 2:30:06 PM PST by toenail
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