“That insufferable, dull-witted donkey! That ” Hardin broke in: “Not at all. He’s merely the product of his environment . He doesn’t understand much except that ‘I got a gun and you ain’t.’ ”
In the case of an unwanted pregnancy, the existential choice for a woman is not abortion vs. no abortion, but, as [Garrett Hardin] has pointed out, abortion vs. compulsory childbearing. If others can force her to be a mother... then she is coerced into putting her body at the disposal of the fetus as if she were an unclaimed natural resource or a chattel slave.... Thus, the woman's most fundamental right of choice, the right to control her own body and happiness, is being abrogated.