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On Abortion

As someone who fosters two political ideologies that sometimes conflict, my take on abortion may seem slightly unusual. Add to that the fact that I am a professing Christian, and one who understands unique health situations and believes in an empathic God — and my views may be seen as even more irregular. However, I aim to show readers that the topic of abortion need not be an epic fight pinning individual choice against life — that there are indeed grey areas and exceptions to hard and fast political “rules.”

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Abortionist on Trial: Dr. Kermit Gosnell

The Pennsylvania Department of Health, which is charged with regulating healthcare facilities in the Commonwealth, had not inspected Dr. Kermit Gosnell’s clinic at 3801 Lancaster Avenue in Philadelphia in more than fifteen years. News of the death of Karnamaya Mongar after a botched abortion there led to no action. Similarly, the Pennsylvania Department of State, which regulates medicine and doctors within the Commonwealth, also failed to investigate Gosnell.

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The Great Debate

Three recognized rights included in the Declaration of Independence are the rights to “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” As a Libertarian — as an American — these are some of the most important rights we can possess. In these most trying times, with politicians in Washington having debated the imaginary Fiscal Cliff and the rabid desire to tax us all into fiscal oblivion, one issue rises and falls in importance in the national dialectic: abortion.

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