The relationship between abortion and mass production and slaughter of animals
I see no justifiable reason for human life to be held at a higher importance than all life.
Because the woman would have other people with emotional attachments in her life and the fetus has not developed many if any such attachments. The fetus has no current place in society. The fetus is dependant on the woman for survival. The fetus has no sense of self awareness before 18 months.
I'd be interested to see where you got these statistics
I like most of what you said, but where does quality of life come into play. Couldn't it be morally right for the mother to abort if the life of the mother and the life of the fetus were subject to more suffering as a result of the child being born?
So you think that this issue is more important to consider from an economic standpoint instead of moral?