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By describing one camp as pro-legal abortion, I am not implying that they are in favor of the activity. My attitude toward many activities is quite negative but at the same time is "pro-legal" in keeping with a libertarian philosophy. You could also use the term "anti-illegal" but this is potentially confusing do to the use of two negatives.

I know you didn't mean to imply that, but I want libertarian's who WANT TO PASS A LAW to feel the burden is on them to justify it, and the libertarian who doesn't want the law passed need argue only "I don't think so." Unless the people who want to pass the law make a compelling case, the law should not be passed.

So the two "groups" of people in my opinion are really only one group.

The one group: pro-criminalization-of-abortion.
The other group: whatever.

You should not label people who don't want a bunch of useless and harmful laws passed as "pro" or "anti" any of the particulars in those laws.

I don't want milk subisies passed. I am not anti milk. I like milk.

I don't want anal sex banned. I am not pro anal sex.

I don't want imports tariffed. I am neither pro imports or anti domestic manufacturing. I have a chevy made in Texas.

I don't want drug use criminalized. I am not pro drugs. I would use only 3 or 4 drugs I don't currently used if they were legal :)

I don't want flag burning banned. I am not anti flag. I fly one most days.


Every time you say "I'm a libertarian, but we really ought to have a law that ..." remember that what follows as a justification should be about 3 sigma better in quality than the current standards for getting a law passed.
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