YAL in Action

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Tag: Abortion
  • Nebraska “Walk for Life”

    On Saturday January 31, Nebraska held its annual “Walk for Life” with over 4,000 people in attendance at the state capitol building.  I love Ron Paul’s words on abortion,”If you can’t protect life then how can you protect liberty?” I strongly agree with this, so I joined in this peaceful protest. We ended at the …

  • Wendy Davis’s Stand

    In one on of the most exciting and crazy episodes of Texas politics in recent memory Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, took on Texas SB 5 with a astounding 11-hour filibuster.   Before 11 p.m. Davis’ stand was stuck down after violating the rules of Texas filibuster legislation three times. According to Texas filibuster guidelines, …

  • The Rights of Fetuses as Citizens

    The question that has been stewing in my mind for close to a year now is this: If a fetus is a life and has a right to be protected starting at conception, does that mean that any baby conceived on American soil is a natural born citizen? And why or why not? I will hopefully not …

  • Planned Parenthood: Plan without my money

    There has been quite a lot of controversy surrounding Planned Parenthood (PP) lately.  The debate has been whether or not taxpayer dollars should be given to PP in light of the truly abhorrent amount of abortions they perform.  Americans are starting to ask, “Is it right to ask individuals to give their own hard earned …

  • A Propertarian Pro-Life Argument

    On this issue I’m not a propertarian.  I simply view it as a right to life argument and that all killing is wrong, and that’s usually where I end.  However, I recently got into a debate with a pro-choice propertarian over the issue of abortion.  It was civil, although fierce, but I came to a …

  • What It Means to Be Pro-Life (Part 3 of 3)

    Continued from Part II: How the Right Justifies Killing Part III: How the Liberty Movement Resolves the Deadly Contradiction Enter the liberty movement—the libertarian school of thought which resolves the great and deadly contradiction between the left and the right.  Libertarianism is classically liberal and traditionally conservative, upholding alike the rights of unborn babies whose existence …

  • What It Means to Be Pro-Life (Part 1)

    Many Americans with some political consciousness tend to group themselves in one or two political categories: the left and the right, the former are usually associated with the Democrat Party and the latter with the Republican Party.  Whenever people assign themselves to one of these two positions, they usually subscribe to the majority of that …

  • Personhood, Voter I.D., and Eminent Domain: A Big Day for Mississippi

    Today, Mississippi voters will enter the ballot box and decide on three huge initiatives: personhood, voter identification, and eminent domain. Many voters will cast their vote considering only the popular opinions of that group of people whom they most respect or think are most sophisticated or even “cool.” This type of voting has been made …

  • A Pro-Liberty Case for the Pro-Life Cause

    Recently, a pro-life friend of mine witnessed a car displaying two bumper stickers.  The first read “Donate Life, Become a Tissue/Organ Donor,” and the second read “Pro-Choice.”  He commented that he was amused with what he saw as an apparent contradiction, leading a pro-choice friend to chime in, saying that there was no contradiction and …

  • Planned Parenthood and Grown-up Budgeting

    Much debate took place around government funding to Planned Parenthood leading up to the prevented government “shutdown.” Many pro-lifers argued funding was going directly to fund abortions. Pro-choicers argued the federal money was separated from the money going to abortions. And budget hawks and libertarians argued government shouldn’t be subsidizing any of their services, regardless of …