But why, in the pro-life movement, do we have so much sympathy for these mothers?
"Father, forgive them for they know not what they do." (Luke23:34)
"But if you will not forgive, neither will your Father that is in heaven, forgive you your sins." (Mark 11:26)
Legal or illegal, there will always be abortions as long as there is demand for them. The abortion problem is not going to be solved until we solve the sexual morality problem. We're not going to solve the sexual morality problem until we reject it ourselves. Not only with words, but in action. We must begin to live chaste lives. Reject the entertainment that promotes and glamorizes sexual immorality. Until then... rotsa ruck.
Contempt toward the mothers does neither them nor you any good. There are presently over 250 responses to the blog entry where Jill Staek identified the mother in this case, many of which are critical of her as a person (not just critical of the act). If the authors of each of those responses used the time they spent writing the post to pray with sincere charity for the mother and for the end to abortion, it would have far more effect that the blog posts slamming the mother. Not only is she not around to "learn her lesson", but such attitudes aren't going to win over anyone who is pro-abortion -- and they may well cause some who are on the fence to jump off on the other side. Very productive...