Anti-theist or not, if there is a person on the net who needs prayers more, I can’t think of them.
Note the repetitive use of the phrase “I don’t want” in her post.
There are a lot of really nasty snarky things running through my head right now, but leaving that all aside for a sec consider:
Angie’s soul is just as valuable in the eyes of God as the soul of the child she decided she “didn’t want”. It is too late to save the life of her child but Angie is still precious in the sight of God. She says she doesn’t want to die, but death is inevitable for all who live, I’m going to die, she’s going to die, if you are reading this I guarantee you are going to die too.
Life is full of choices. I maintain that her choice in this matter was as horrible as any slave-owners but it is now a choice in her past that she will live with and deal with forever.
I think it would be a fine thing instead of condemning her that we choose to pray for her. Lets get together and do so. If you are a Catholic like myself I would suggest dedicating the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary to her for a week or more. If you follow another denomination than use any prayer you find appropriate.
Anger and hatred however righteous in this case will achieve very little, but prayer and compassion might. Let’s try it. If God thinks that Angie’s soul is worth the effort, who are we to say otherwise?
Oddly enough I usually start my prayers way before this time of day. I haven’t done them yet. I guess I know why now, so I could offer them for her.
update: Adrienne (who I have not given nearly enough attention to lately) links and agrees, thanks muchly.