In this case, (and I suspect in many clinics in Liberal states where abortion is treated more as a Religious Sacrament than a medical procedure) the doctor waited until the baby was born before snuffing out its life.
Abortion is EVIL. Anyone who says otherwise is EVIL.
I would bet that the child-sacrificing caananites, praying to the fertility of crops and people gods, were wanting better crops and yields. In other words, ridding themselves of little Abdul might have seemed sacrificial, but they were really just ridding themselves of one more mouth to feed. As you say, "in order to make the parents' lives more comfortable."
Abortion is evil. This particular man clearly deserves to be executed by a jury of his peers. In early America he would have been for these offenses.