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Block's "evictionism" and the NAP

As I've written before, abortion is an unsettled issue among libertarians. There's been a very good debate between Walter Block and Jakub Wisniewski on Block's theory of "evictionism", and whether or not it's compatible with what libertarians call the Non-aggression Principle (NAP). I thought I'd share the links for your reading pleasure:

Block's original case for evictionism - http://www.walterblock.com/wp-content/uploads/publications/block-whitehead_abortion-2005.pdf Wisniewski's rebuttal - http://libertarianpapers.org/articles/2010/lp-2-16.pdf Block's rejoinder to Wisniewski - http://libertarianpapers.org/articles/2010/lp-2-32.pdf Wisniewski's rejoinder to Block - http://libertarianpapers.org/articles/2010/lp-2-37.pdf
I think at this point I'm with Wisniewski. I like his throwing "proportionality" in there. If eviction results in death, and with abortion it does, then that isn't proportionate to the baby having trespass…