However, opinion polls are consistently anti-abortion on other grounds in the province, so shouldn\’t they be allowed self-determination? Is this another kind of imperialism? Not if you believe individual women have an inalienable right over their own bodies.
Leave aside the particular point she\’s talking about and look at the particular point she\’s making.
We have an inalienable right to our own bodies and it\’s not far from that to Mill\’s point that we have an inalienable right to the produce of it. Which means that the taxation of our labour to fund the desires of the majority is a form of imperialism: we should be free to opt in or out of the system, just as Polly is arguing that women should be free or not to have an abortion, as they wish.