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Libertarianism Changes the Abortion Debate
Originally Published on The Libertarian Christian Institute

Libertarianism Changes the Abortion Debate

Americans haven’t changed much in their approach to abortion over the past fifty years. Since Roe v Wade, conventional arguments on both sides have traversed various fields of philosophy. At the same time dancing around, but never addressing, the actual question; a question about the legal nature of human rights. Both sides attempt to answer the question of legality by confusing a legal theory of rights with ethical, ontological, and religious arguments in their favor.

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Philosophy

Personhood, Personal Identity, and Christianity

What is personhood? The word Personhood comes from joining ‘person’ with the suffix ‘-hood.’  -Hood is, “the state or condition of being.” Simply put, personhood is the state or condition of being … a person. What is a person? It’s a human being, right? What is a being? It’s the condition or state of existence. So a human being is a human who exists. Personhood is the state or condition of being a human who

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