I was utterly flabbergasted to hear that Christy Turlington Burns, a motherhood advocate, model and mother of a son and a daughter, was calling all mothers to "Just Say No to Mother's Day."
To shine a light on the missing, the charity Every Mother Counts is asking healthy, present mothers everywhere to "disappear" this Mother's Day.
Every 90 seconds, somewhere in the world, a woman dies from a pregnancy-related complication. This isn't just a "third world" problem. The United States currently ranks 50th in the world for maternal health. It is safer to give birth in Bosnia or Kuwait than in California.