The purpose of this list was to list the arguments to get people to stop pushing for libertarian ideas, even though they are unpopular.
I thought that the reasons echoed many of the same reasons that some people use oppose criminalizing abortion. The blogger's list is a summary of a list produced on the Mises.org website.
|REASON NOT TO ABOLISH SLAVERY||REASON NOT TO ABOLISH ABORTION|
|1. Slavery is natural.||1. Abortion is natural.|
|2. Slavery has always existed.||2. Abortion has always existed.|
|3. Every society has had slavery.||3. Every society has had abortion.|
|4. Slaves are not capable of taking care of themselves.||4. Fetuses are not independent human beings.|
|5. Without masters, slave would die off.||5. If abortion is eliminated, infant morality rate will increase.|
|6. Where the common people are free, they are even worse off than slaves.||6. If abortion is eliminated, children will die of abuse and neglect.|
|7. Getting rid of slavery would occasion great bloodshed and other evils.||7. Getting rid of legal abortion would lead to greater evils, such as coathanger abortions.|
|8. Without slavery the former slaves would run amuck, stealing, raping, killing, and generally causing mayhem.||8. Without abortion, crime levels will rise because children are unwanted.|
|9.Trying to get rid of slavery is foolishly utopian and impractical||9. Trying to get rid of abortion is foolishly utopian and impractical.|
|10. Forget abolition. Your time is better used keeping slaves happy.||10. Forget abolition. Your time is better off trying to help mothers get adequate prenatal care/socio-economic help.|
Now the comparisons are not perfect in every case, especially if you compare with the original list from Mises.org but there are many striking parallels.