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Chris Lyons on Abortion

 

 


Life is precious; abortion only if maternal life at risk

Q: You oppose abortion as a woman's right--how do you reconcile that with libertarian ideals of self-government?

A: A usual retort to my opposition to abortion is I am a male wanting to control women. Farthest thing from the truth. We are equals regardless of our differences. My contention is life is precious.

Q: So you believe that abortion takes a life?

A: There is a thing called the 'morning after pill' which prevents conception. Is not the prevention of conception more reasonable than the termination of a life? It further seems reasonable to me that the 'morning after pill' would be far more desirable than any form of personal invasiveness of an abortion. Thus, the next question is, is the 'morning after pill' readily available anywhere at very low cost? The answer is yes. This was not the case 20 + years ago but is most assuredly the case now. Therefore, the only reason that abortion would be an acceptable form is if the mother's life is endangered.

Source: Follow-up OnTheIssues interview: 2018 Maine Senate candidate , Mar 10, 2018

Oppose abortion as an unrestricted right

Q: Do you support or oppose the statement, "Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right"?

A: oppose

Source: OnTheIssues interview of 2018 Maine Senate candidate , Mar 6, 2018

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