-—”Excuse me, but thats how it was before the 1973 ruling. Where was the concern before that?”-—
Actually it was quite a concern, and Pro-Lifers had made some considerable headway. That’s why the Liberals felt the need to put forth a patsy case (Roe v. Wade) through which they would have a stacked Court declare it a Constitutional Right.
The Libertarian vs. Conservative view on Abortion was well under way even before 1973. As I remember, the Libertarian Party almost instantly adopted a Pro-Choice stance on the issue, even before the Democrats were bold enough to do so.
Just a point of clarification. The Libertarian Party of course doesn’t reflect the views of most libertarians who are not members of the party. Many libertarians are pro-life. Afterall, what about the natural rights of the unborn person?