How I wish we could love little, helpless , dependent children, instead of being so threatened by them.
She just might not be speaking figuratively. For example, in the summary of Sacred Choices, a book edited by Daniel Maguire that surveys what it says are positions within various religious traditions.
Judaism, like most religions, begins with the mandate to "choose life." It recognizes however, that choosing life can at times mean choosing death, as in cases of killing in self defense. There can, according to Judaism, also be occasions to defend values essential to life by choosing an abortion.
That juxtaposition certainly seems to associate abortion and killing justified by self defense.