Reason Magazine Claims “Libertarian Party Platform Has Always Been Pro-Choice”

In a a recent interview with The Libertarian Republic’s Austin Petersen, Independent candidate Evan McMullin stated, “If Gary Johnson were a real libertarian, I probably wouldn’t be doing this.” Matt Welch of Reason Magazine responded with an article earlier this afternoon, comparing and contrasting the platforms of a few of the LP candidates to see if they would have matched with McMullin’s values any better.

In analyzing former candidate Austin Petersen’s presidential platform, Welch said the following.

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Welch claims that the “Libertarian Party platform has always been pro-choice when it comes to abortion,” yet a quick look at the Libertarian Party’s platform shows us that this isn’t the case.

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The Libertarian Party platform is neither pro-life or pro-choice. They welcome both viewpoints into the party, but do not hold an official stance themselves.

We rate Matt Welch’s statement as false.