Skip to comments.Supermodel: Ignore your kids on ‘No Mother’s Day’ to support global abortion access
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 Mothers 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 Mothers Day to raise awareness of maternal mortality rates and underscore just how much a mother is missed when shes 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, Mothers Day. No phone calls. No emails. No social media. No gifts.
Turlington told Time magazine, Its a day to stop going through the motions Its 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, NBCs Ann Curry, Jennifer Connelly, Kelly Rutherford, Blythe Danner, Dayle Haddon, and other high-profile women.
Amongst the projects 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 Chinas vicious one-child policy.
Over 200 million women who would like to choose when they get pregnant dont have access to family planning, Turlingtons 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 films 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 Mothers Day projects 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 Im not participating, she said.
However, Turlington says she plans to have a Mothers 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 Mothers Day.
Planned Parenthood used the natal holiday to launch a fundraising campaign asking donors to join us in celebrating women everywhere this Mothers 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: Lets talk about Mothers Day, why dont we? Because if theres any day to be thankful for abortion access, thats the one. Thats what Ill think about when Im woken way too early by wiggling weasels crawling on the bed to wish me a Happy Mothers Day.
Isn’t a large part of the problems in this country because mothers(and fathers) are ignoring their offspring the other 364 days of the year also?
They’ll try anything to advance their sterile, pro-abortion agenda. And don’t let their ‘concern’ for women fool you, they are all about NO babies at all.
director/producer, No Woman, No Cry; founder, Every Mother Counts; global maternal health advocate; model; mom
I just ran across this part. Typical liberal, "do as I say, but not as I do"
Killing humans to save humans?
I always called these people shallow, but now I think they are hollow.
How about encouraging women to ignore Christy Turlington this Mothers’ Day? That woman is a wind tunnel.
Yeah, let’s celebrate Mothers Day by killing lots of babies. And sell their aborted little corpses for supermodel make up (no I am not kidding).
it was the first thing I thought of when I read this!
Totally sicko...AND anti-woman!
Under supermodel standards, I find her quite homely.
While this is Mother's day and it's centered around the recognition of Mothers by their children, as a mother I have a confession to make; I'm celebrating the presence of my children in my life and I'm thanking God for his blessings.
The sad question you have to ask: How many of them would be glad if they did just disappear? Look at how the media portrays parents as being ecstatic when summer is over and their kids go back to school. Look at how Mom's are always fighting for time for themselves. It cuts to the quick that children are portrayed as just a nuisance by the media. They harm the ability of "good women" to pursue her career, and become just another task to juggle. Celebrities live in a strange world that doesn't cherish motherhood. Thank goodness they aren't normal.
I’m old enough to remember when a supermodel was gorgeous, and not just a working model of the day...
I think she is, physically, OK looking. No better than OK. And maybe if others thought the same, she wouldn’t have become such a self-centered witch.
Many pagan societies sacrificed their babies to appease the gods.
I believe you.
I dont think it evil as much as being dumber than a bag of hair.
And urban moms have been ignoring their kids for years. The other day one of the ignored was seen walking down the street here wearing only a dirty diaper. That mom must have gotten the memo a few days early.
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