Policy Debate

Journal of Family and Economic Issues

, Volume 35, Issue 2, pp 290-294

First online:

Toward a Libertarian Theory of Evictionism

  • Walter E. BlockAffiliated withJoseph A. Butt, S.J. College of Business, Loyola University New Orleans Email author 

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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.


Abortion Pro life Pro choice Evictionism