What is love?
As a husband and father, I can tell you from my experience and observation observation – love is sacrifice. Love is putting others before yourself. Love is wanting and working for the best for those you love. I learned what love really was after getting married and realizing that if I wanted this marriage to work… it couldn’t be all about me. Having children taught me the lesson even more aggressively. Here were these little people who needed my help for EVERYTHING. Things I never considered doing for other people, I was now happily doing for these tiny little beings that only seemed to eat, poop, sleep and cry!
Love teaches us amazing things about self-sacrifice.
So it made me angry to see Planned Parenthood’s President Cecile Richards tweet that a good way to show love this Valentine’s Day was making sure we keep abortion legal. (I know, I know… many of you are pro-murder and are tired of me writing about the monstrosity that is abortion. Tough. I’m not going to stop.)
She sarcastically ends her twitter display with by saying her suggestions are “really radical stuff.” The problem is that Ms. Richards is lying when she pretends that these things are the main services that Planned Parenthood provides.
Planned Parenthood is the largest provider and promoter of abortion in the US. In 2012, the organization provided over 327,000 abortion procedures while referring only 2,197 for adoption services.
So Ms. Richards, no, on this Valentine we don’t need more Planned Parenthood. What we need are more adults who decide to act like adults and take responsibility for their actions. Sexual activity creates life. If you don’t want to have a baby – say no to sexual encounters. If you’d rather have sex, don’t punish the child for your immaturity.
Love is not simply a romantic emotion like Hollywood tries to portray. Love is action. Love is choice. Love is sacrifice.
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