Yesterday our local news reported that a veterinarian's license was temporarily revoked while he was investigated for putting animals to sleep by injecting a medicine into their heart. His case was under review because this means of killing "without appropriate sedation" was accusedly a form of animal cruelty.
A salt-like substance is injected into the hearts of pre-born babies in order to kill them during selective reductions and other types of abortions. These babies aren't sedated. Their "aliveness" is not even discussed.
Why is a method of killing animals under scrutiny for possible cruelty while the same method is an undisputed tactic for killing babies? When did animals surpass humans in value?