The results of the 2016 primary elections have been unsatisfying for many voters who feel neither major party candidate represents their values. Because of this, many are weighing their options. Some have even been misled to believe that Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson is pro-life.
This is simply not true. Gary Johnson is strongly in favor of abortion stating in a 2011 interview with Rolling Stone Magazine, “I support women’s right to choose up until viability of the fetus.” He goes on to state, “But I don’t want for a second to pretend that I have a better idea of how a woman should choose when it comes to this situation. Fundamentally this is a choice that a woman should have.”
Johnson’s campaign website gives a more detailed explanation of his position stating that, although he has a “strong aversion” to abortion, he believes abortion is a “personal” and “individual decision.” The explanation continues by clarifying, “He feels that each woman must be allowed to make decisions about her own health and well-being and that the government should not be in the business of second guessing these difficult decisions.”
This is clearly not the position of a pro-life presidential candidate. Do not be fooled by Gary Johnson’s hypocritical calls for personal liberty, he has no concern for the right to life of unborn children.
You can find his full position statement on abortion by clicking HERE.
In reality, Donald Trump is the only major candidate who has committed to appointing pro-life justices to the Supreme Court and ensuring your tax dollars never go towards funding abortion. National Right to Life has released a full comparison of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton which you can find at this link: Click Here for Comparison