Every now and then the discussion of anarcho-capitalism on the internet comes back to child rights. Often non-anarchists accuse anarchists of holding a grotesque position on child rights. It typically goes something like this (this is from an actual Facebook post):
An-caps, according their own logic, can not interfere when a parent is caught raping their own child, because they believe children are property, and they dont have the right to interfere while someone destroys their own property.
I’m not sure I’ve ever heard anyone express a view this extreme. Murray Rothbard probably came the closest arguing that the isn’t any such thing as neglect as parents must remain free from any sort of positive obligations. But even Rothbard strongly condemned child abuse and never argued that the child is the parent’s property with which they can do whatever they want. His view on neglect, which is probably his most extreme position, doesn’t seem to be widely shared in by many other libertarians or anarchists. At least from my view point.