I am broadly conservative, but with a strong libertarian streak.  I believe that, absent an extremely strong reason, people should be allowed to live as they please.

I recognize that many conservatives may agree with the above but still believe that abortion should be banned, because it results in the death of a fetus.  However, I also recognize that there is no universal answer to the question of when life begins - each person's answer is subjective, affected by their upbringing, culture, and life experiences.

If one accepts that a fetus is a life, then it logically follows that terminating a fetus is murder.  However, if one does not accept that a fetus is a life, then the mother should be free to do with her body as she chooses.

While I believe that life begins at conception, that is a subjective belief, and it is anathema to my libertarian values to force others to live according to my own beliefs.

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