Our prayers are not in vain. What satan intends for evil, God uses for good. There is another precious soul in heaven now. This poor woman who hardened her heart to Life - and we do not know why - is still able to repent and receive the mercy of God. Satan is the father of lies and the instigator of death, but his plans have already been defeated by the Cross, and thus he has no true victory. This is sad news indeed, but it is not the end of the story. So let us not despair, but rather increase our vigilance both in prayer and in our endeavors to promote the sanctity of human Life.
"Lord have mercy."