One can believe that a woman has the right to control her own body while at the same time trying to convince her to carry to term as a moral imperative. So in Rothbard's world, there would be abortions, but there would be the right to try to convince others to not have abortions.
My observation of our culture is that we place moral shame on getting pregnant by putting a halo on sexual purity and wagging the finger at sexual activity. Getting pregnant is proof of moral turpitude. We concoct reams of statistics 'proving' that out-of-wedlock childbirth is destroying our families, our societies, our country, through welfare and dependency. Is it any wonder, then, that when pregnancy happens the woman will be desperate to make it go away before anyone can wag their finger and call her 'whore?'
If we continue to portray sexual purity as the ideal (entirely unrealistically), then we virtually guarantee the continuation of abortions, legal or not.
If we celebrate sex, not as something furtive and riske and snickery but as something beautiful and natural, whether in wedlock or not, and we embrace the inevitable children, then women will have nothing to hide and everything to look forward to if they become pregnant.
I'm not holding my breath.
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