Why would anyone, especially a self-styled economist say something as silly as the following?
In spite of the slander of pro-lifers, nobody is in favor of abortion. Abortion is horrible. Ask anybody who had one.
Clearly anybody who has had an abortion favored abortion over giving birth, just as anybody who has had a root canal favored enduring the operation over an eventual jaw infection and chronic pain. People don’t bother saying “nobody is in favor of root canals.” Of course few people look forward to a medical procedure, be it abortion, root canal, hernia repair, or far more unpleasant. An economist of all people should recognize the nullity of claiming nobody favors a choice that many people actually make, given real world constraints.
I favor abortion. Strongly. Kill the parasite! I favor vasectomy even more strongly, but abortion is a good backup plan.