In response to the Supreme Court of the United States and their decision to overturn their 1973 ruling in Roe v. Wade, the Libertarian Party of Wisconsin (LPWI) offers the following statement. As the “Conclusion” of the LPWI Platform clearly states:
While members of the Libertarian Party of Wisconsin advocate abolishing laws governing certain voluntary behaviors, this does not necessarily imply endorsement of such behaviors. We only make the statement that in such matters an individual’s right to free choice must be recognized and the morality of such choices is not a concern of government. It follows that our silence regarding any other government activity should not be interpreted as implying our approval of such activity.
We recognize as a party the inherent right to private and personal property, enshrined by a natural Law; and that people own without restrictions their most intimate of all forms of property—their human bodies and minds.
In the irrepressible conflict between pro-life and pro-choice advocates on the topic of abortion, the LPWI supports all private, individual, and non-governmental charitable measures for individual awareness and responsibility concerning sex education, contraception, family counseling, and adoption processes as some of the many solutions to the debate.
We also only support peaceful, non-violent, and non-coercive actions by all parties, including the government, on this issue for resolution of the conflict. This support includes amendment processes to the US and state Constitutions, to preserve and protect property rights for the individual self-ownership of bodies and minds.
To repeat our platform statement and our position, “an individual’s right to free choice must be recognized and the morality of such choices is not a concern of government.”
The Libertarian Party of Wisconsin