I would ask what of those who’ve taken a life through abortion?
The woman who procured the abortion?
The ‘doctor’ who performed it?
There is no way to restore that life. None.
What of the man who stole thousands in his youth, later married, has children and is working hard to make ends meet with his family? To restore the money is more than he can do, and to report the theft would result in his imprisonment, bringing poverty and shame to his family. (Though one could argue he is encouraging their faith by setting an example).
What of the person who commits adultery? They cannot ‘un-commit’ it, but can only do their best not to do so again and try to be a faithful spouse from that point on.
Making restitution is only for those who’ve stolen goods? Then the heavier burden is on burglars, thieves, and the like. Not for abortionists, adulterers, etc,…
This is interesting and am glad it has been asked, as I have wondered about some of this myself.