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POSITIONS OF 2016 PRESIDENTIAL AND VICE-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES

Pro-Choice Libertarians solicited or found candidate’s positions on retaining the L.P.’s plank on abortion – and views on abortion in general – in order to inform members, delegates and the media.  The Plank reads:

Abortion: Recognizing that abortion is a sensitive issue and that people can hold good-faith views on all sides, we believe that government should be kept out of the matter, leaving the question to each person for their conscientious consideration.

Note that the eventual nominees –  New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson the presidential candidate and former Governor William Weld the vice-presidential candidate are pro-choice. Johnson’s campaign website states:

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SURVEY OF CANDIDATES

Platform options, line one of the survey: 1) “keep” or 2) “remove” or 3) “other” (i.e., replace with other language).

Views options, line two of the survey: 1) “pro-choice” or “pro-life” (but want no laws regarding the issue);  2) “some laws” or “state laws” or “local laws” position. (Media and delegates, please ask candidates to specify if they tolerate or promote laws, and what laws, at the federal, state or local levels.)

CANDIDATES: Please contact the email above or Pro-Choice Libertarians Facebook page to add or correct information. 

READERS AND MEDIA: Note that the Libertarian Party’s 2016 candidates pages for Presidential and Vice-Presidential candidates will have any updated information on candidacies and contact information.

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