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Would you protest Mothers day???

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This may seem like a bit too much to ask for, but Turlington Burns' “No Mothers Day” campaign is aiming to raise awareness of the issue of maternal mortality and help folks understand just how devastating the loss of a mother can be—especially to the families of the nearly 360,000 women who die each year globally due to complications in pregnancy and childbirth. Of those, 90 percent of the deaths are preventable. Turlington Burns’ Every Mother Counts, a maternal health advocacy and mobilization campaign founded in 2010, is sponsoring "No Mothers Day."

Plus: Celebrating Mother’s Day After Losing My Mom

The two-minute film (directed by Turlington Burns’ hubby Ed Burns) was made to encourage other moms to partake in this act of unity by using May 13, 2012 (Mother's Day) as a day to disappear. This means no phone calls, e-mails, gifts, and most of all, no status updates! The model and activist hopes that by doing this, everyone will see the absence that a woman leaves behind after dying during childbirth. She also hopes that this will bring more attention to maternal health so that more mothers can celebrate in the years to come.

Plus: Check Out Christy Turlington Burns’ Documentary No Woman, No Cry

How do you feel about this movement? Are you willing to sacrifice the one day out of the year dedicated to you to help thousands of other mothers around the world?

by on May. 9, 2012 at 11:55 AM
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by on May. 9, 2012 at 10:22 PM
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Well put!!! And i agree!!!

Quoting angieluvsolivia:

 I agree.  I still have my mom but dh lost his before he met me.  This mother's day we will all go to my mom's to celebrate because she is the only "mom" he has, with no disrespect to his late mom.  I also am proud to be a part of the mom club, there really is no greater thing than bringing another life into this world.

Quoting jpalmer:

I understand that its hard to celebrate mothers day when you have lost your mom...but mothers day for me is celebrating the fact that you are a mother!!! And celebrating that your mother gave you life and what all she has done for you...idk...i guess i don't see the reason to boycott it...what about you all???


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by on May. 9, 2012 at 11:13 PM
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I wouldn't because mothers day is a day to celebrate alive or remembering the moms that have passed
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by on May. 9, 2012 at 11:17 PM

I wouldn't boycott it.

by CeeCee on May. 10, 2012 at 7:24 AM

While I understand her thought, I diagree with it. 

by on May. 10, 2012 at 11:36 AM

I think every day is Momma's Day!!  But I don't think I could boycotting the one day a year set aside to honor our Mom's.

by on May. 10, 2012 at 11:41 AM

Not participating , its for mothers that are still here...

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