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Supermodel: Ignore your kids on ‘No Mother’s Day’ to support global abortion access
life news ^ | 5/11/2012 | Ben Johnson

Posted on 05/11/2012 6:33:22 PM PDT by Morgana

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, May 11, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – This Sunday, children of all ages will celebrate the role mothers play in their lives. But Vogue model Christy Turlington Burns and a host of female celebrities are encouraging mothers across the nation to ignore their children as part of “No Mother’s Day,” a sign of their support for reducing maternal mortality by supporting family planning and global access to abortion.

The campaign asks women to “disappear” on Mother’s Day to raise awareness of maternal mortality rates and underscore “just how much a mother is missed when she’s gone.” But amidst positive initiatives such as improved health care for complications such as hemorrhage and sepsis, the campaign promotes “safe” abortion, and the legalization of abortion in nations where the practice is currently illegal, as a means of lowering maternal deaths.

A press release for Every Mother Counts, the nonprofit Turlington launched in 2010, notes a new PSA “features moms encouraging other moms to join in solidarity by disappearing on May 13th, Mother’s Day. No phone calls. No emails. No social media. No gifts.”

Turlington told Time magazine, “It’s a day to stop going through the motions…It’s about taking that [day] back.”

The spot, which was posted online last Wednesday and is directed by Ed Burns, features Turlington, former “Will and Grace” star Debra Messing, NBC’s Ann Curry, Jennifer Connelly, Kelly Rutherford, Blythe Danner, Dayle Haddon, and other high-profile women.

Amongst the project’s partners are the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the extreme pro-abortion group Women Deliver, and the United Nations Population Fund. The UNPFA is well known in pro-life circles for the fact that the U.S. State Department confirmed over a number of years that the organization provides “financial and technical assistance” for China’s vicious one-child policy.

“Over 200 million women who would like to choose when they get pregnant don’t have access to family planning,” Turlington’s website states.

As part of the Every Mother Counts campaign, Turlington is promoting the film No Woman, No Cry, her two-year-old directorial debut, which features vignettes from four countries. The segment on Guatemala highlights “the legal barriers” to “basic human reproductive rights” and hails the work of Linda Valencia, MD, a program officer with the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

Planned Parenthood announced on its website it “is proud to partner with Christy Turlington Burns in the release of her documentary film, No Woman, No Cry. Together, and with your help, we seek to increase dialogue and action on issues of maternal and child health, including access to safe abortion.”

In Guatemala, the abortion provider is collaborating with “the pioneering feminist organization, Tierra Viva,” which is pressuring “key political and legal players, such as attorneys and judges, in the battle to gain access to safe reproductive health services.”

Turlington called “my friend Linda” of Planned Parenthood a “champion for the women of this country.” She also saluted “Marta Julia Ruiz from the Population Council (who I met when we were both honored at UNFPA), Mirna Montenegro who runs the maternal health observatory in Guatemala OSAR, and Zury Rios, the dynamic congresswoman who has championed this issue” of legalized abortion.

The doctumentary has been screened before the UNPFA, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), the World Bank, in a private screening with the president of Tanzania, at Princeton University, the Lantos Foundation for Human Rights and Justice, and Planned Parenthood of Utah. It has been shown on NBC, the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), and Israeli television.

The film’s assertion that legal abortion is safe is belied by worldwide data on the matter. A recent study out of Chile shows maternal mortality declined after the nation outlawed therapeutic abortion in 1989. The percentage of women dying during childbirth is lower in that South American nation than the United States. Ireland, another country where abortion is illegal, also boasts one of the lowest maternal mortality rates in the world.

Although the No Mother’s Day project’s support for abortion around the world – paid for by U.S. taxpayers and supported by the United Nations – has raised few eyebrows, controversy has surrounded its suggestion to separate mothers from children who have already been born.

According to the supermodel, some mothers have voiced their support. “I had a few people that said, `Good. I hate this holiday and I can say I’m not participating,’” she said.

However, Turlington says she plans to have a Mother’s Day meal with her own children and female relatives.

While “CBS Sunday Morning” ran a segment “honoring” her efforts, Turlington has suffered a backlash from commentators and mothers who say the proposal is callous and ineffective.

Meanwhile, other pro-abortion organizations have also attempted to stake a claim on Mother’s Day.

Planned Parenthood used the natal holiday to launch a fundraising campaign asking donors to “join us in celebrating women everywhere this Mother’s Day by making a special gift to Planned Parenthood Global.”

Lezlie Lowe, in a column for The (Halifax) Chronicle Herald entitled, “A Day to be Thankful for Abortion Access,” wrote: “Let’s talk about Mother’s Day, why don’t we? Because if there’s any day to be thankful for abortion access, that’s the one. That’s what I’ll think about when I’m woken way too early by wiggling weasels crawling on the bed to wish me a Happy Mother’s Day.”


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More evidence that the left is mentally ill.
1 posted on 05/11/2012 6:33:30 PM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana

I’m going to steal this from Joe Pesci, “What do they model? Gloves?” LOL!


2 posted on 05/11/2012 6:39:05 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life. - Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas)
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To: Morgana

Notice how these women all want to “help” other women in these third world countries by helping them to abort their children?

Why don’t they do something really and truly worthwhile?

Don’t they get it that these women will still be poor after their abortion? It isn’t as if the abortion opens the door to independence and security.

Truly vacuous, cold and evil intentions from these women.


3 posted on 05/11/2012 6:39:57 PM PDT by Jvette
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To: Morgana

Insane!


4 posted on 05/11/2012 6:40:19 PM PDT by smaug6 (We can't afford to be innocent!! Stand up and face the enemy.)
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To: Morgana

You can’t be missed as a mother when you’re gone if you’ve aborted your children. They’re gone, and you’re not a mother.


5 posted on 05/11/2012 6:41:22 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: Morgana

“However, Turlington says she plans to have a Mother’s Day meal with her own children and female relatives. “

So, everyone else should ignore their children, but not her?


6 posted on 05/11/2012 6:42:37 PM PDT by ConservativeTeen (Proud Right Wing Extremist)
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To: ConservativeTeen

“However, Turlington says she plans to have a Mother’s Day meal with her own children and female relatives. “

So, everyone else should ignore their children, but not her?


“Would you pass the Tofu? Mom! Please pass the Tofu. Hey, are you ignoring me?”


7 posted on 05/11/2012 6:46:15 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse
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To: Morgana

Just when you think the stupidity record can’t possibly be broken . . .


8 posted on 05/11/2012 6:47:55 PM PDT by tomkat ( FU.baraq <font finger=middle>)
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To: Morgana

This is so stupid and absurd that obama might sign it into law.


9 posted on 05/11/2012 6:48:14 PM PDT by max americana
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To: Morgana

Life through death - the liberal abortion way.


10 posted on 05/11/2012 6:54:12 PM PDT by tractorman (I never miss a chance to tweak a liberal.)
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To: Morgana

Interesting logic...

They want to protect “maternal” health by promoting abortions and thus keep women from becoming “maternal” in the first place.


11 posted on 05/11/2012 6:56:21 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: Morgana

“The spot... is directed by Ed Burns”

That Irish Catholic is sure making his mother proud.


12 posted on 05/11/2012 6:56:37 PM PDT by risen_feenix
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To: Morgana
Guilty.

Sometimes no amount of looks can overcome the evil within.


13 posted on 05/11/2012 6:58:40 PM PDT by Mr Rogers (A conservative can't please a liberal unless he jumps in front of a bus or off of a cliff)
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To: risen_feenix

Somewhere in hell, Lenin and Marx are rolling on the floor, laughing their asses off.

“Comrade, they really are useful idiots!”


14 posted on 05/11/2012 6:59:16 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Would you rather eat dog food or cat food? Guess it's Romney 2012.)
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To: Morgana

Nobody ever thought a supermodel was really smart.

What a completely idiotic suggestion.


15 posted on 05/11/2012 6:59:42 PM PDT by No Socialist
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To: Mr Rogers
...but if you stand close enough to her you can hear the ocean.
16 posted on 05/11/2012 7:01:57 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin: More miles per sound bite than the closest competitor...)
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To: Morgana

There are no words to describe how disgusting this is.


17 posted on 05/11/2012 7:02:00 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Mr Rogers

Indeed. Cold hearted snake.


18 posted on 05/11/2012 7:02:09 PM PDT by MNDude
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To: risen_feenix

What’s sad is that Christy Turlington has been corrupted. I recall reading that she goes to Mass every week and insisted Ed Burns go, too, once they started dating. But then Turlington got some graduate degree in Public Health and she’s been obsessed with “reproductive rights”. Tragic.


19 posted on 05/11/2012 7:05:32 PM PDT by utahagen
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To: Morgana

she probably killed her own kids and is has deep seeded guilt over it.

getting others to ‘celebrate’ with her would be her attempt to be included in the day, while attempting to forget why she’s along on that day to begin with


20 posted on 05/11/2012 7:05:58 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Morgana

You see, kids this is how it is. You see, I forgot that I could kill myself by screwing my brains out with some new guy every night so, instead, I’ve got to kill your potential brothers and sisters. You see?


21 posted on 05/11/2012 7:06:07 PM PDT by immadashell
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To: ConservativeTeen

Do as I say not as I do. Typical liberal attitude.


22 posted on 05/11/2012 7:10:31 PM PDT by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: Morgana

It’s a good thing she’s physically attractive - she’d have starved otherwise.


23 posted on 05/11/2012 7:11:13 PM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: Morgana
The campaign asks women to “disappear” on Mother’s Day to raise awareness of maternal mortality rates and underscore “just how much a mother is missed when she’s gone.” But amidst positive initiatives such as improved health care for complications such as hemorrhage and sepsis, the campaign promotes “safe” abortion, and the legalization of abortion in nations where the practice is currently illegal, as a means of lowering maternal deaths.

You know, this is a neat idea, only turn it around. Make a National Abortion Awareness day, in which children ignore their parents and disappear, to raise awareness of abortion deaths and underscore “just how much a child could have been missed, but instead is gone.”

24 posted on 05/11/2012 7:11:41 PM PDT by Lazamataz (To the wall, street occupiers!!!!!)
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To: utahagen

Maybe instead of ignoring the children that we birthed, we should do something real for the women in third world countries.

How about a well?
http://thewaterproject.org/digging-wells-in-africa-and-india-how-it-works.asp

How about a goat?
https://www.oxfamamericaunwrapped.com/How-it-works.html

Instead of “reproductive rights” how about we do something that really helps instead of this “feel good” crap?

(I gave my MIL a certificate for a goat to a woman in Africa one year for Christmas. She couldn’t say a thing. Hehehehe!)


25 posted on 05/11/2012 7:15:14 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Romney scares me. Obama is the freaking nightmare that is so bad you are afraid to go back to sleep)
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To: Morgana

So are we men supposed to castrate ourselves on father’s day?


26 posted on 05/11/2012 7:19:58 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: ConservativeTeen

And apparently, only female adults are allowed.

Sounds like “DADDY will be missed” in their household.


27 posted on 05/11/2012 7:21:36 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: utahagen

If she’s going to a Catholic Mass while serving as this abortion cheerleader/public figurehead, then she really deserves to be drummed out of church, or at the very least denied communion.

That’s a disgrace, not sad.


28 posted on 05/11/2012 7:22:32 PM PDT by risen_feenix
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To: CrazyIvan

Naaah, just ignore everyone. Especially the children.

Oh, and apparently if you’re having any guests - make sure they’re only adult males.


29 posted on 05/11/2012 7:23:24 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Tanniker Smith

>You can’t be missed as a mother when you’re gone if you’ve aborted your children. They’re gone, and you’re not a mother.<

You’re a mother...a mother of a DEAD baby.


30 posted on 05/11/2012 7:24:16 PM PDT by bimboeruption (Clinging to my Bible and my HK.)
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To: CrazyIvan

Schush! Don’t give these “women” any ideas. A lot of them already hate men and want to murder their and other people’s kids, and you go and give them this idea?


31 posted on 05/11/2012 7:26:39 PM PDT by winner3000 (ss)
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To: wagglebee; little jeremiah

Mother’s day lib style ping.


32 posted on 05/11/2012 7:26:55 PM PDT by Morgana (I only come here to see what happens next. It normally does.)
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To: max americana

“This is so stupid and absurd that obama might sign it into law.”

Max please! Don’t give the stupid any ideas!!!


33 posted on 05/11/2012 7:27:03 PM PDT by Morgana (I only come here to see what happens next. It normally does.)
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To: Morgana

I’m been trying to ascertain any minuscule amount of logic (even from a leftist viewpoint) and I’m at a complete loss because this line of thought literally does not make any sense. It is wholly illogical whether from a left or right or centrist viewpoint.

It must be exhausting to be a vapid leftist continually having to justify your illogical viewpoints.....searching for reasoning and basis of something that has none and has no viable historical roots. Ironically, the only historical outcome any of these illogical beliefs have ever had has resulted in massive death and the the complete downfalls of civilizations.


34 posted on 05/11/2012 7:27:14 PM PDT by brent13a (Glenn Beck is an a$$hat.)
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To: Morgana

Is she going t be partaking of those ‘Chinese Pills” while she’s ‘celebrating’?

Sick!


35 posted on 05/11/2012 7:28:23 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: Mr Rogers; GeronL

“Guilty.

Sometimes no amount of looks can overcome the evil within”

Lyrics from a song I once heard:

“A pretty face does not make for a pretty heart”


36 posted on 05/11/2012 7:30:52 PM PDT by Morgana (I only come here to see what happens next. It normally does.)
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To: mnehring
"There are no words to describe how disgusting this is." degenerate  [v. dih-jen-uh-reyt; adj., n. dih-jen-er-it] Part of Speech: adjective Definition: corrupt, deteriorated Synonyms: base, debased, debauched, decadent, decayed, degenerated, degraded, demeaned, depraved, dissolute, effete, failing, fallen, flatitious, immoral, infamous, low, mean, miscreant, nefarious, overripe, perverted, retrograde, retrogressive, rotten, sinking, unhealthy, vicious, villainous, vitiated, wicked, worsen Notes: to degenerate means 'to decline in value, move lower on a scale' but to deteriorate means 'to worsen, to become lowered, or be reduced in value'; degenerate pertains more to character and virtue while deteriorate is more about loss of strength or vitality Does that help?
37 posted on 05/11/2012 7:31:01 PM PDT by Morgana (I only come here to see what happens next. It normally does.)
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To: Morgana
My favorite line from the story.

Ireland, another country where abortion is illegal, also boasts one of the lowest maternal mortality rates in the world.

38 posted on 05/11/2012 7:34:14 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (The Republican Party is bigger than the presidency.)
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To: Mr Rogers

She’s not that pretty to begin with,at least not in this photo.


39 posted on 05/11/2012 7:37:10 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you so much,Pumpkin. You're the best cat in the world.)
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To: Mr Rogers
dude, she looks like a transsexual.

the verdict fits.

40 posted on 05/11/2012 7:48:15 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: Morgana

YT is “Moderating” the comments because the cowards see how negatively this is being received. Sick damn fools.


41 posted on 05/11/2012 7:49:53 PM PDT by Clock King (Ellisworth Toohey was right: My head's gonna explode.)
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To: Mr Rogers

[Insert low whistle here.....and NOT because of her looks]

“Just shut up and look pretty, honey; open your gob and you become really, really ugly.”


42 posted on 05/11/2012 7:50:12 PM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: Morgana

What kind of message is this sending to the kids? “Sorry kids, mom is going to ignore you because I have a “cause” that is more important than you are. I’m going to help other women kill their children before they are born.”. Doesn’t seem like any kind of bonding moment to me.


43 posted on 05/11/2012 7:51:46 PM PDT by DejaJude
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To: Mr Rogers
But Vogue model Christy Turlington Burns and a host of female celebrities are encouraging mothers across the nation to ignore their children as part of “No Mother’s Day,” a sign of their support for reducing maternal mortality by supporting family planning and global access to abortion.....
The spot, which was posted online last Wednesday and is directed by Ed Burns, features Turlington, former “Will and Grace” star Debra Messing, NBC’s Ann Curry, Jennifer Connelly, Kelly Rutherford, Blythe Danner, Dayle Haddon, and other high-profile women.

Just curious, why didn't Christy Turlington's mom abort Christy, or the mothers of the other high celebrity baby killers abort these pampered, self indulgent celebrities.

Just curious!

This article highlights the favorite sport & pastime of liberals & lefties.... killing babies, the more the merrier.

44 posted on 05/11/2012 7:52:27 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: Clock King
You're right! From YT: "To raise awareness for mothers, you ask that women not be mothers, on mothers' day? How does that make any sense?"
45 posted on 05/11/2012 7:57:58 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah c<meth. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Lazamataz

“You know, this is a neat idea, only turn it around. Make a National Abortion Awareness day, in which children ignore their parents and disappear, to raise awareness of abortion deaths and underscore “just how much a child could have been missed, but instead is gone.” “

Laz I wish we could have just one day where the libs disappear and we ignore them!


46 posted on 05/11/2012 8:02:22 PM PDT by Morgana (I only come here to see what happens next. It normally does.)
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To: CrazyIvan; GeronL

“So are we men supposed to castrate ourselves on father’s day?”

No not “we men”. This is lib men aka “my baby daddy” so for them I’m say yes but according to Rush Limbaugh their testicles are already in a lock box.


47 posted on 05/11/2012 8:02:23 PM PDT by Morgana (I only come here to see what happens next. It normally does.)
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To: Clock King

“YT is “Moderating” the comments because the cowards see how negatively this is being received. Sick damn fools.”

Being received? It’s our fault that some of the left belongs in a nervous hospital?


48 posted on 05/11/2012 8:02:25 PM PDT by Morgana (I only come here to see what happens next. It normally does.)
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To: Morgana
i notice that those who are pro-abortion were not aborted...
49 posted on 05/11/2012 8:11:00 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

Strange how that works huh?


50 posted on 05/11/2012 8:13:45 PM PDT by Morgana (I only come here to see what happens next. It normally does.)
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