There is a difference between the law and what people say. Some people think that their cats are more important than people. They name them, buy them toys, put them in their wills and cater to their every need while eschewing human contact. That just means they like cats; it doesn't mean cats are people. Likewise many people have an even stronger connection to their unborn baby. That connection is emotional, not legal. Same reason a cat lady may think her cat is more important than any human, while the shelter down the street is euthanizing homeless cats. Again, don't confuse what people say with what the law says.