I have not read all of the responses in this thread, so please forgive me if I repeat what's already been said.
I agree that no woman should be given a pass for having committed the sin of abortion, however, I also feel it is not our place to judge her. The tragedy here is the loss of a life of a young woman, and it is, indeed, a tragedy. Any loss of life is a tragedy. Suicide is a tragedy, and that, too, is a choice that many people make for themselves. It truly is sad that so many people are so despaired as to do such a thing.
That said, I do agree with you, Patrick, that the woman herself is just as responsible for what happened to her and I believe it was a risk she chose, so, no, I don't feel much sympathy for her either. I am a strong believer that, if you don't want children, DON'T HAVE SEX!!! I truly tire of those who use abortion as birth control. Why not use SELF control rather than birth control???
I think the pro-life movement targets the doctors so much more than the mothers because they do this baby murder every day and for their paycheck. In addition, many of these abortion clinics persuade women to have the abortion, when they might not have otherwise. They are spreading their infection of evil to every woman that walks through their door.
As a woman who chose to have an unplanned child, I can say that there is no proper excuse under heaven to undergo an abortion. I was young and unwed and scared to death, too. I even considered putting him up for adoption so that he would have a good life. Abortion never crossed my mind as an option and I was a lot less Catholic then than I am now. Abortion is stupid, risky and cruel. Anyone who goes into it knowing that (and they all do), is accepting the risk and all the ugliness that goes with it. It seems to me that many of them think they can sweep what they've done under the carpet and that's the end of it. Unfortunately, some DO have further consequences, such as the case with Jennifer Moribelli.
For the record, I have known many women who have had abortions, and each and every one of them did it for selfish purposes and knew full well what they were doing. People who try to say they don't are just people who aren't accepting responsibility for their ugly decisions.