In New York state, you cannot destroy honey bees and their hives. They are a “protected species.” So you could be fined if you do.
If you cause “unnecessary suffering” to a puppy or kitten, or outright kill them, you will face indictment.
In the United States it is legal to cause unnecessary suffering and death of unborn babies. You will not be fined. You will not be prosecuted. You will not face indictment. It is fully within your rights. In fact, it’s “termination” done in the name of research. So if a balm is needed for the conscience, there you go.
[For friends, loved ones, and new ones to my blog, please read Abortion: A love letter.]