There are many women who become pregnant but – for a variety of reasons – do not wish to have a baby. On the other hand there are many women who either cannot, or do not want to become pregnant but would like to have a baby. How exactly did abortion become the solution to this imbalance? Why can’t this be settled in the peaceful marketplace?
There are many grocery stores who purchase food, though they do not want to keep it. On the other hand there are many people who cannot or do not want to grow their own food. This imbalance is corrected in the marketplace where both the grocery store owners/staff and the buyers of food benefit by acquiring something they wanted from the other party more than what they give away.
I’m not advocating the buying and selling of children, who cannot be owned in the first place. Rather I’m defending the right of parents to sell their parental title should they decide it is for the best. If the State did not threaten peaceful market actors with their law, private arbitration agencies would rise up in a very short period of time that would offer to pay the mother’s medical expenses on top of parental title transfer fee, offer counselling and find the best home for the child. The black market of child trafficking would vanish and the abortion debate would disappear.