I'm sure the cost will come down pretty quickly with economies of scale!!!!!!!!!!!
Forget about trying to make abortions illegal.
Nobody wants to have an abortion.
It's the same as puppies.
Nobody wants to kill a puppy.
But we take puppies to the pound if we can't afford to take care of them all.
Nobody except nobody likes to think of all the puppies that are killed every day.
If people have the choice to leave their puppies at a no-kill shelter, they will always choose that option.
The only problem is that the no-kill shelters are almost always full and will not accept new puppies.
We are more than happy to dump trillions of dollars into weapons and training to kill people in the middle east (WTF).
If you believe "life is precious" how can you possibly be concerned about how much it is going to cost (are you a monster or a psychopath)?
When you say, "Would I be willing to sacrifice the entire GDP of the entire US ($18 trillion) to save one life? No. I'm not causing everyone in the country to be broke just to save 1 random life." it sounds a lot like, (and clearly the doctors wouldn't be broke, so there'd simply be some economic reshuffling, I mean, the money wouldn't just disappear into thin air)
It sounds like you're saying, "If the doctor told me that my unborn child was going to have an incurable medical condition that will cost me $100,000 a year, I don't think it would be fair for me to go broke just to save 1 random life".
We could declare a state of emergency and prioritize ectogenesis as the most important national project in history and put our best DOD scientists on the case!!!
This is 100% realistic.
The cost of raising a child (to age 18) is currently $233,610.00, so there's your target budget.