Libertarians and abortion

While I’m both extremely anti-abortion and comfortable with the Libertarian position of returning the legal issue to the states, I understand that some conservatives who might otherwise support the Libertarian Party are not. But I’m a little suspicious of those who say that they’re sticking with George Delano and the Republicans based on this issue alone. After all, there is a party of principle that supports freedom and is rock solid on this issue. From their platform:

The pre-born child, whose life begins at fertilization, is a human being created in God’s image. The first duty of the law is to prevent the shedding of innocent blood. It is, therefore, the duty of all civil governments to secure and to safeguard the lives of the pre-born. To that end, the Constitution of the United States was ordained and established for “ourselves and our posterity.” Under no circumstances may the federal government fund or otherwise support any state or local government or any organization or entity, foreign or domestic, which advocates, encourages or participates in the practice of abortion. We also oppose the distribution and use of all abortifacients. As to matters of rape and incest, it is unconscionable to take the life of an innocent child for the crimes of his father.

The Constitution Party.