Compromising the Uncompromisable: A Private Property Rights Approach to Resolving the Abortion Controversy


ABSTRACT In this article we advocate a liberty and private property rights approach to the issue of abortion.

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    Human Rights Review 10/2003; 5(1):46-71. DOI:10.1007/s12142-003-1004-y
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    ABSTRACT: There are not two but rather three views regarding the issue of abortion. The first two, pro life and pro choice, are well known. The present paper is dedicated to an elucidation of the third, evictionism. In this perspective, the pregnant woman is allowed to evict her unwanted fetus, but, if it is viable outside of the womb, she is not legally permitted, also, to put it to death, as would apply to abortion. In other words, abortion combines two very different acts, eviction and murder, and only the former is licit, under libertarian law.
    Journal of Family and Economic Issues 06/2014; 35(2). DOI:10.1007/s10834-013-9361-4
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    ABSTRACT: There is a new sheriff in town on the abortion question. It is called evictionism. It diverges, philosophically, from both the pro-life and the pro-choice positions. It assumes that the birth of a human being starts with the fertilized egg but claims that the unwanted baby is a trespasser that may be evicted in the gentlest manner possible.
    Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 04/2014; 39(3). DOI:10.1093/jmp/jhu012 · 0.79 Impact Factor

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