By Andrew Bair
When one thinks of Valentine’s Day, typically roses, chocolates, or a candlelit dinner come to mind. However, for Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards, it’s about abortion.
In a video posted on Twitter, Richards lists things she believes women need for Valentine’s Day. That includes “safe and legal abortion.” How romantic!
At one time, abortion proponents hid behind the slogan “safe, legal and rare” to characterize their support for abortion-on-demand. Now, Planned Parenthood’s CEO openly celebrates abortion, taking a holiday about love and making it about abortion.
True love involves sacrifice. It means we extend a hand to women in difficult circumstances. We support the work of pregnancy resource centers. We offer compassionate solutions that respect the lives of her and her unborn child. And it also means we lend a listening ear and a shoulder to cry on when someone we know confides in us that they had an abortion.
Mother Teresa, whose life embodied selfless love and inspired millions around the world, wrote, “Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love but to use violence to get what they want.”
The violence of abortion is not what women need for Valentine’s Day, or any other day throughout the year. The unborn child, whose life is taken from them, sometimes in excruciating pain, is not the only victim in an abortion. Their mothers are left to bear the loss, many suffering incomprehensible grief and regret in silence for the rest of their lives.
True love stands with women and their unborn children, working to eliminate the circumstances that make abortion even considerable.