You do not realize the distinction here.
If you try to murder another person without anyone observing you might get away with it. Especially if no one comes looking for that person.
However, before the baby is born it is physically attached to the mother. It doesn't even have a birth certificate. Who will come looking for it?
Of course she may be seen to be pregnant as well, but one may just assume a miscarriage or a still birth has happened, not necessarily an abortion.
The problem I see, is at some level, the illegal abortion of the foetus by the mother is still part of her own body.
Now, by putting her under guard, it is as if you are denying her the right to do to her own body as she pleases.
After all. If she decides to give birth in the middle of winter in a cold room, and the baby dies as a result, is she guilty of murder then as well?
I know what you will say...practical difficulties don't matter.
Ok. I am also against abortion being legal after a certain stage of development.
I am just thinking through the implications in a Libertarian society, if such a thing would ever occur.
(Edited by Marcus Bachler on 1/21, 10:16am)