Ron Paul, a libertarian politician and once presidential candidate in the United States discusses abortion:
Morality has a lot to do with legislation,” explained Paul. “We don’t have abortions today because the law permits it – that’s made it worse – but the law accommodated the social changes that had occurred. It was the breakdown in our social system at the time…We would like to think that all we have to do is elect the right politicians and everything is going to be okay. But the government is a reflection of the people and their values,” he continued. “That is why the burden is on people like you to make sure we have those values.”
That’s my burden, so to speak, to make sure we have pro-life values; to change hearts and minds, not necessarily legislation.