The Hypocrisy Of Conservative Libertarianism And Reproductive Rights

The title of this clip by MSNBC is odd, because Rand Paul really isn't mentioned, but his unique version of conservative libertarianism is of discussion.

I've truly never understood how one can be conservative AND libertarian in the way that Paul embraces, because the notion of limited government and personal liberty seems to fall apart when it comes to civil rights. And that is what reproductive rights for women is: it is the denying of personal agency over a living, breathing, walking-around actual woman, it is determinative of her economic choices, her personal health, her emotional health and sometimes even her physical safety. It is absolutely restricting the personal liberty of a citizen over what can only be considered a hypothetical human at that point (remember, an estimated 31 percent of pregnancies end in miscarriage and some suggest the rate is actually much higher and miscarriage occurs before a woman is even aware she is pregnant).

Krysten Sinema (D-AZ) points out rightfully that there is absolutely nothing libertarian about Paul's political stances. Wanting to be able to smoke pot and pay less taxes answers nothing when you choose to expand government over half the population.

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