The Liberal Youth of Sweden (LUF) is the youth section of the Swedish Liberal People’s Party (Folkpartiet liberalerna).
Last weekend LUF held its annual general assembly and adopted decisions among which two have caught a lot of attention, calling for the legalization of incest between siblings aged over 15, as well as of necrophilia. Necrophilia is the sexual abuse of dead human corpses.
The arguments put forward in support of these decisions were that “the law should not moralise” and that “one should have the right to decide over one’s body”, including after death.
While even Swedish media are shocked about the ideas that the country’s future politicians have adopted, these ideas can hardly be called revolutionary. Indeed the Liberals have for decades used exactly the same arguments to justify the legalization of abortion and sodomy, as well as the legal recognition of same-sex “marriages”.
“We don’t like morality laws,” Cecilia Johnsson, Liberal Youth chairperson in Stockholm said in an interview with Aftonbladet. “We are a youth wing and one of our tasks is to think one step further.”
Which is indeed what they did.