Abortion and Evictionism

From: David

Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2022 7:32 AM

To: Walter Block <[email protected]>

Subject: Question about evictionism

Dear Walter,

Yesterday in Colombia abortion was legalized up to 24 weeks of gestation. I am neither “pro-life” nor “pro-choice,” and I know a bit about your theory of evictionism. You claim that two facts must be distinguished in abortion: the expulsion of the fetus from the mother’s body and the fetus´ death. Evictionism defends the former, but not the latter. Likewise, you argue that this expulsion should be done in the most gentle way possible.

In this regard, I have some questions. In the first place: the only way to carry out this eviction would be through advanced technologies such as artificial wombs, however, as long as these technologies do not become widespread, how could this gentile eviction be ensured?

On the other hand, in the case of Colombia’s almost total legalization of abortion, would an evictionist be for or against?

Thank you.

Best regards,


Tu ne cede malis sed contra audentior ito

From: Walter Block <[email protected]>

Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2022 9:41 AM

To: ‘David

Subject: RE: Question about evictionism

Dear David:

1.Right now, with no advanced technologies, the evicted fetus of less than 6 months old will die, the evicted fetus in the last trimester can live. Advanced technologies will decrease the age of the fetus necessary to live. For example, with them, the fetus in the last 4 months can live, not only the last 3 months.

2.The evictionist opposes abortion. Abortion = evictionism + murder.

This book is relevant to your question:

Block, Walter E. 2021. Evictionism: The compromise solution to the pro-life pro-choice debate controversy. Springer Publishing Company.;

For reviewers:;;;


A unique perspective to the pro-life, pro-choice debate. Explores themes of property rights in relation to human life and rights. Offers a balanced debate on the topic of human rights.

Best regards,



4:08 pm on February 22, 2022