As the Bible tells us in St. Matthew's Gospel, second only to our love of God, is His command that we love of others as we love ourselves. So if love is a sacrificial giving of self, how can abortion possibly figure in? Abortion is not about love, it's about selfishness - a selfishness so great that one would kill another for their own convenience. Granted, there are also women who feel abortion is their only option and we owe them love as well. Yet, wouldn't it be much more fitting to give these abandoned, desperate women a loving hand?
As the flowers, candies, and dinners abundantly flow on this day dedicated to the love of another, let's remember those who are in dire straits. As an act of love, let's resolve to make life better for someone whose life is not so rosy. Let's pray for babies and mothers and fathers, who need our love and assistance. We can give of ourselves and demonstrate that we, the Faithful, understand the true meaning of love.
"You are not your own; you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body." —1 Cor 6:19-20