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Originally Published on The Libertarian Christian Institute

Present Objections to Walter Block’s Evictionism

In my previous article, I summarized Walter Block’s theory of eviction which he proposes is the libertarian alternative to the current abortion debate. Block hasn’t gone entirely unchallenged on his theory, but the criticisms he’s received have fallen short of the libertarian principles of self-ownership, property rights as human rights, and the non-aggression principle. Before presenting my case against Evictionism (in a forthcoming article and debate with Block in December), I will briefly summarize the

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Originally Published on The Libertarian Christian Institute

What is Evictionism? Walter Block’s Response to Abortion

Walter Block is well-known in libertarian circles. He’s a professor and chair of economics at Loyola University and a senior fellow of the Mises Institute. Block first articulated his position on abortion, known as evictionism, back in 1977 and is built upon Murray Rothbard’s work on property rights being the basis for human rights. Block attempts to bring the strongest argument possible by assuming the strongest premises from both sides of the debate. That life begins at conception, and the

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