Three out of four “Libertarians” aren’t women. How did this occur within the first party ever to gain an electoral vote for a female candidate on the top ticket with a pro-choice platform? One thing is certain. It didn’t come honestly. Here’s the interplay between our platform and fascist parties pressuring us:
1972 LP: “We further support the repeal of all laws restricting voluntary birth control or voluntary termination of pregnancies during their first hundred days.”
(Those 22 words formed the basis for Roe v. Wade 45 days after the electoral college voted). The platform also declared against licensing requirements of the sort that make the AMA lobby a cartel exempt from antitrust laws–a cartel that makes all health care unaffordable and enables coercion or women by religious fanatics manipulating medical licenses. By our principles and priorities, grown men who cannot understand that “All persons born” does not include the unborn ought to work to repeal medical licensing laws if they are against health subsidies. Adults should also read the 19th Amendment, which suddenly became highly relevant in October 2021.
1976 LP: “We further support the repeal of all laws restricting voluntary birth control or the right of the woman to make a personal moral choice regarding the termination of pregnancy.” (29 words)
1976 GOP: “The question of abortion is one of the most difficult and controversial of our time. It is undoubtedly a moral and personal issue but it also involves complex questions relating to medical science and criminal justice. There are those in our Party who favor complete support for the Supreme Court decision which permits abortion on demand. There are others who share sincere convictions that the Supreme Court’s decision must be changed by a constitutional amendment prohibiting all abortions. Others have yet to take a position, or they have assumed a stance somewhere in between polar positions.
We protest the Supreme Court’s intrusion into the family structure through its denial of the parents’ obligation and right to guide their minor children. The Republican Party favors a continuance of the public dialogue on abortion and supports the efforts of those who seek enactment of a constitutional amendment to restore protection of the right to life for unborn children.”
The GOP also supported passage of the ERA, oddly enough, as it had in 1940 when FDR won a third term. The fact may have influenced inserting “denial of obligation” verbiage to disparage “freedom from coercion” by obscuring and encoding the meaning.
Note: Battle lines were being drawn. Women were either individuals with rights or breeding units useful to the Political State, racial eugenics theorists and political collectivists. These pressure groups wanted them conscriptable into involuntary servitude via forced labor. Women could be either-or, free individuals or milch cows, but not both. Republicans promptly put pressure on the Libertarian Party even as they sought to bribe and brainwash the young woman on whose behalf the Supreme Court had acted. She was pressured to recant, and the LP was infiltrated and pressured to drop that plank and replace it with something wordier, less honest and more pleasing to our shoot-first prohibitionist competitors.
Find out the juicy details behind the mother of all economic collapses. Prohibition and The Crash–Cause and Effect in 1929 is available in two languages on Amazon Kindle, each at the cost of a pint of craft beer.
Brazilian Sci-fi from 1926 featuring the usual beautiful daughter of a scientist touting prohibition and racial collectivism in America’s Black President 2228 by Monteiro Lobato, translated by J Henry Phillips (link)