Libertarians on Abortion

On May 2, 2022 a leaked report showed that the Supreme Court of the United States would be overturning the 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision that affirmed that there is a Constitutional right for someone to obtain an abortion.

Abortion is likely the greatest wedge issue of our time. However, Americans as a whole are less divided over this question than hardcore left and right politicians would lead you to believe. Pew Research finds that 60% of Americans polled think that abortion should be legal in some or most cases with 26% saying it should be illegal in most case, and only 13% saying illegal in all cases.

These numbers change substantially however when broken down by old-party affiliation. 80% of Democrats, according to Pew, support abortion being legal in most or all cases, while 63% of Republicans believe it should be illegal in most or all cases.

The abortion argument has been used to control duopoly voters for more than 40 years. If a Democrat starts to question their party’s fiscal policies or their failure to end the War on Drugs or make any meaningful reform to our criminal justice system, they can be pulled back in line by a reminder that the other side wants to take choice and bodily autonomy away from women. Should a Republican take issue with their party’s infatuation with a megalomaniac, or their rhetoric and policies on immigration, they will swiftly be reminded that a vote for the other team is a vote for “killing babies.”

One thing is abundantly clear: if you are looking for a political party that has no space for nuance or compassion in the conversation on abortion, there are already two parties for you. Take your pick.

As ever, Libertarians approach this topic differently than the status quo. As the ruling political tribes have sprinted toward their extremes and taught their members to see all others as their enemies, the Libertarian Party has remained consistent, and yet nuanced in the face of a difficult issue that deserves careful thought and debate — not the political football treatment it gets from Republicans and Democrats.

To learn more about how Libertarians view the abortion issue, click here to continue reading.

3 thoughts on “Libertarians on Abortion

  1. Seebeck

    Who wrote this B.S.?

    There’s nothing nuanced about the aggressive killing of an innocent human life.

    It’s simply WRONG.

  2. Jared

    Another low-effort, puff press release that tries to capitalize on a current event without actually saying anything.

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