Tuesday, February 14, 2012

What It Means to be Pro-Life (Part 3 of 3)

By Zach Foster
This article was originally published by Young Americans For Liberty.
Part III: How the Liberty Movement Resolves the Deadly Contradiction
Enter the liberty movement—the libertarian school of thought which resolves the great and deadly contradiction between the left and the right.  Libertarianism is classically liberal and traditionally conservative, upholding alike the rights of unborn babies whose existence is viewed as inconvenient and foreigners with a language and a faith unpopular in the West.  Unlike most of the leftists and rightists in America, libertarians hold the view that all human life is sacred, regardless of whether the party in question is a fetus, a prisoner of war, an unrepentant White Russian counter-revolutionary, or a Muslim who holds Israel in low esteem.
While they do oppose abortion on most counts, they will typically concede the choice to a woman if the pregnancy threatens her life and there is little chance of her surviving childbirth.  There is no sense in both baby and mother dying.  This, however, is far from a common circumstance.  Most abortions performed in the United States are done so on young women who, either by their own choice or under coercion of their male partners or other influential figures, are refusing to take responsibility for their actions, that being sexual activity that resulted in the creation of a new human life.
While leftists usually justify such barbarism as being economically beneficial, libertarians advocate adults (and even teenagers) taking… (Read on)
Source: YAL

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