Question: Why is abortion not murder, but if you kill a pregnant women it is considered a double homicide? Answer: Abortion is murder. Killing a baby is illegal in every way, unless the baby is killed inside the womb and by choice of the mother. It's legal to kill a defenseless baby, but illegal perform capital punishment on murderers and rapist in some states. How is that thinking okay? How is it that people have the right to kill a baby because of the choice that the mother made?