Are most anti-abortionists Libertarian?
I’m not asking whether most self-identified Libertarians are anti-abortionists. I suspect most are not. But I’ll admit I don’t know.
My question is prompted by a delightful arrangement of bumper stickers I saw on the car near mine in the metro parking lot this morning (I work in the Washington DC area).
One of the stickers proclaimed the car’s driver as a “Pro-life Libertarian”. Among the other stickers was one in opposition to the “Obamacare’s healtcare mandate”.
I was somewhat surprised at first to see this unlikely intersection of political goals. But later I realized that the anti-abortions (who are in DC today gathering in the cold to…gather), or at least most of them, are Evangelicals, hailing from The Heartland, from the great commercial Megachurches. Probably not the kind of Christians who think a great deal about the poor, universal healthcare, the minimum wage, or the decline in union representation in the workforce. Especially these anti-abortions, who are primarily young, white and attractive kids who believe in The Cause.
Anyway, it was intriguing to see at least one True Believer proclaiming his fierce, “principled” Libertariasm, except for the part about deciding what a woman can do with her body. But besides that, Freedom!