After reading The Accidental Jedi's comments and, especially, both of the Balloon-Juice rants on the bill to draft pharmacists into the War on the Unborn, I decided to take anarchocapitalism more seriously.
I was already starting to take anarchocapitalism more seriously, partly because of abortion. After all, many of the arguments for legalized abortion will, if taken seriously, lead to repealing all government-enforced laws. For example:
if the state can mandate that you give birth, it can also mandate that you do not.Couldn't similar reasoning apply to any other law?
I suspect that allowing “Plan B” to be sold over the counter will not cause that many people suddenly start using it. Today, it requires a prescription. That enables the fiction that abortion is a medical procedure. The doctor's authority absolves patients of any responsibility. If patients aren't given permission by a man in a white coat, they may become more reluctant.
The need for permission may explain why we see very little anti-abortion terrorism and no anti-abortion suicide bombings. Nobody is giving permission.
To return to the topic of anarchism, there is a little problem with anarchy: How do you run a War on Terror in an anarchist society that doesn't involve George Soros with The Bomb?