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Pro-Choice Libertarians: Libertarian Principles and the Consequences of Abortion Prohibition


From ProChoice Libertarians


(Note: in near final draft stage, 5/13/16)

Individual liberty, self-determination, private property, and limited government are all libertarian principles that logically lead to the pro-choice position. To sacrifice existing persons for the sake of future generations—in slave labor camps, involuntary servitude, compulsory childbearing, or life-threatening abortions—violates everything we hold dear.Read more ...

Libertarians for Life Leader Doris Gordon Dies

Per National Right to Life News:

Doris Gordon, founder and longtime coordinator of Libertarians for Life, died on July 7 at Holy Cross Hospital, Silver Spring, Md., after a struggle with meningitis and other health problems. She was 85.

Read the whole obituary here.

Gordon was an early member/activist in the Libertarian Party and other libertarian organizations, as detailed in a message to the LP circulated at the 1996 and 1998 Libertarian National Convention and available online here.Read more ...

Green Party: Votes in U.S. House and Texas legislature show looming threat to women’s reproductive rights

Green Party: Votes in the U.S. House and Texas legislature show looming threat to women’s reproductive rights


For Immediate Release: Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Scott McLarty, Media Coordinator, 202-904-7614, mclarty@greens.org
Starlene Rankin, Media Coordinator, 916-995-3805, starlene@gp.org

Green Party’s 2013 Annual National Meeting in Iowa City, July 25-28: http://www.gp.org/meetings/Iowa2013 / Media Credentialing for the meeting: http://www.gp.org/committees/media/press.phpGreen Shadow Cabinet: http://greenshadowcabinet.us

WASHINGTON, DC — Green leaders called a recent vote in the U.S.

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Socialist Action: Pro-choice supporters mobilize in Texas

Published June 30, 2013 on the Socialist Action website. Socialist Action is a small Trockyist political party that most recently ran Christopher Hutchinson for U.S. Congress from Connecticut’s 1st district, whose campaign received 955 votes, or 0.42%. 

By Christine Marie

An extraordinary mobilization of support for abortion access in Texas last week has stimulated the imagination of reproductive justice activists everywhere.… Read more ...

Recent Updates from the Constitution Party of Illinois on Immigration, Islam, Abortion and GMO’s

Recently, the following images and statuses were posted on the Constitution Party of Illinois’ Facebook page. Of particular interest to readers may be the last status by the party, which includes a statement from a former Executive Director of the national Libertarian Party regarding Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO’s).


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Missouri Constitution Party’s Lt. Gov Candidate Cynthia Davis Receives Right to Life Endorsement

Cynthia Davis is a former Republican state legislator from Missouri, but this year she is a Constitution Party candidate for Lieutenant Governor. Yesterday she received the endorsement of the Missouri Right to Life Committee, which is the first endorsement from the state’s Right to Life committee of a Constitution Party candidate.… Read more ...

Latest Libertarian Party Positioning on Abortion

Excerpts from a statement yesterday by Libertarian Party Chair Mark Hinkle:

Most who refer to themselves as pro-life believe that the fetus becomes an individual endowed with full rights at the moment of conception.  Most of those who call themselves pro-choice believe that an individual entitled to rights does not exist at least until there is a functional brain, capable of consciousness, which most scientists place somewhere between 22 and 26 weeks.

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Jill Stein: ‘White House is a danger to women’s health’

Jill Stein‘s campaign for the Green Party’s presidential nomination released the following:

Dr. Jill Stein, MD, the Green Party presidential candidate, has strongly criticized an action by Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Kathleen Sebelius taking the unprecedented step of overruling the Food and Drug Administration’s decision to expand access to the Morning After Pill (MAP). 
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Socialist Party USA: ‘Stop the Right Wing Attack on Women!’

by Andrea Pason, Co-Chair Socialist Party USA and Kristin Schall, Chair NYC Local

Access to high quality, affordable healthcare in the US continues to be an obstacle for many Americans. Amidst this, Planned Parenthood has been a haven for a diverse community of women seeking women’s health services. From birth control to prenatal care, Planned Parenthood has been at the forefront of offering women access to all aspects of family planning as well as cancer and STI screenings.… Read more ...

Supporters of former Libertarian candidate Ron Paul and one time possible Reform Party candidate Donald Trump clash at CPAC

Maggie Haberman at Politico (excerpts):

The real-estate mogul with a genius for self-promotion gave the most-acclaimed — and most colorful — speech at the conservative gathering this afternoon, from the moment he took the stage to the song “Money, Money, Money.”

With no visible sense of irony, he slammed libertarian Ron Paul as a losing hopeful who can’t capture the brass ring and got booed by some for it, said our current president came ‘out of nowhere,” and quoted a business magazine’s story about what a terrific entrepreneur he himself is.

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Pat Dixon via Libertarian Party blog: ‘The Gay Agenda’

Pat Dixon’s column introduced by Brad Ploeger at Libertarian Party blog:

The Libertarian Party of Texas’s Chairman, Pat Dixon, wrote an excellent piece and with his permission I am reposting it here on LP.org the original post may be found here.

"I don’t know why you feel compelled to support a queer lifestyle when there are so many more important items on our agenda.

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Randy Shaw: ‘Media Falsely Brands Corporate Plutocrats as Libertarians’

Excerpts from an article by Randy Shaw in Beyond Chron:

(T)he notorious Koch Industries – run by the type of corporate plutocrats who battled FDR – are described in the October 19 New York Times not as selfish profiteers but as “longtime underwriter of libertarian causes.” Hedge fund manager Paul Singer, another large right-wing donor, is also described as “active in promoting libertarian causes.” But neither Singer, the Kochs or any other of these right-wing plutocrats are supporting any candidate that supports abortion rights, gay and lesbian rights, and the legalization of marijuana – three core libertarian principles.

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