Here there are two alternatives: either we may lay down a rule that each man should be permitted (i.e., have the right to) the full ownership of his own body, or we may rule that he may not have such complete ownership. If he does, then we have the libertarian natural law for a free society as treated above. But if he does not, if each man is not entitled to full and 100 percent self-ownership, then what does this imply? It implies either one of two conditions: (1) the “communist” one of Universal and Equal Other-ownership, or (2) Partial Ownership of One Group by Another—a system of rule by one class over another. These are the only logical alternatives to a state of 100 percent self-ownership for all.Murray Rothbard, The Ethics of Liberty
Bottom line, any policy, philosophy, or action that does not fully recognize an individual’s right to self-ownership is a form of slavery and violence. This point can be hidden and minimized through arguments around utility, pragmatism, the “collective good,” and so on. But it can’t be made to go away.