Calling Mollie and Fred Cole: Help Me Understand the Libertarian Position(s) on Abortion
I'm a religious conservative who has no problem condemning abortion as something that society, with a few narrow exceptions, should prohibit.
I'm confused, however, on the libertarian position(s) on abortion. For example, I believe that Ron Paul opposes it. Mollie, who I think characterizes herself as a libertarian, does so as well. Fred Cole, however, represents another strain of libertarianism that concludes that abortion is a matter of choice.
I don't intend that we debate the whole abortion issue. What I'm interested in is understanding the basis for the two (maybe more?) positions on abortion that seem to fit under the libertarian umbrella. I'm not even asking for libertarians to passionately argue for their view, I'm just trying to understand the basis for the competing views on this issue.