Journal of Family and Economic Issues

, Volume 35, Issue 2, pp 290–294

Toward a Libertarian Theory of Evictionism

Policy Debate

DOI: 10.1007/s10834-013-9361-4

Cite this article as:
Block, W.E. J Fam Econ Iss (2014) 35: 290. doi:10.1007/s10834-013-9361-4


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 

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Joseph A. Butt, S.J. College of BusinessLoyola University New OrleansNew OrleansUSA

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