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Are Libertarians Objectivists? Should They Support Abortion Rights?: New at Reason

Read these historical voices on two of libertarianism's longest running feuds.

Ayn Rand Saratm/FiverrAyn Rand Saratm/FiverrFor Reason's special debate issue, we've dredged up some historical voices to argue about whether abortion is murder and if objectivists and libertarians really belong in the same movement.

Here's Ayn Rand telling libertarians to get off her lawn:

All kinds of people today call themselves 'libertarians,' especially something calling itself the New Right, which consists of hippies who are anarchists instead of leftist collectivists; but anarchists are collectivists. Capitalism is the one system that requires absolute objective law, yet libertarians combine capitalism and anarchism. That's worse than anything the New Left has proposed.

Read her whole argument, and Nathaniel Branden's response here.

Also be sure to read the abortion debate between Tibor Machan and Karl Pflock by clicking on the link below.

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