I'm not sure I get this reasoning

I do not want to start an argument about abortion. I understand the child endangerment in the article below. What I do not get is that if she went for an abortion it would be ok to harm the child??? I do not understand how the law can protect an unborn child from illegal drugs but does not protect that same unborn child from an abortion.

http://thinkprogress.org/health/2014/09/03/347847…

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8Theresa GouldChicago, Illinois
    09/03/14
    5Tabitha
    No it doesn't make sense. Either the baby is human or not, but the courts seem to pick and choose depending on the case (Scott Peterson charged with double murder for instance).
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      09/04/14
      Melissa Middleton
      I agree with you, Theresa. It doesn't make sense. I think cigarettes should be added to the list as well.
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      09/04/14
      Melissa Middleton
      I don't want to get into an argument either. But I do disagree with an abortion. There are actually abortion survivors. I have a few sisters who have done drugs with their children. It sickens me. They have emotional problems and are mentally delayed.
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        09/04/14
        This is what happens when fetal personhood laws start to come into effect. I am not going to argue one side or the other on this, just stating a fact.

        The problem with this that most people don't like to think about is that this does NOTHING to help the mother or the fetus. What you WILL guarantee is that women will not get prenatal care or seek treatment if they have substance abuse issues. They will be too afraid to go to jail. So if lawmakers are trying to figure out how to ensure that babies born to mothers who are addicted have less of a chance of survival well, this would be a good way to go about it.
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