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May 11th, 2012
11:47 AM ET

No Mother's Day? Every Mother Counts founder Christy Turlington Burns on raising awareness for childbirth complications

While mothers everywhere will be celebrated on Sunday for Mothers Day, model and activist Christy Turlington Burns is saying "No Mothers Day." She's advising no flowers, no chocolates, no loving text messages, or phone calls to mom: Absolutely nothing. She says the is a message. She wants to recognize the 1000 women a day who die of complications from childbirth, and says most are preventable.

Christy Turlington Burns talks with Soledad this morning about her "No Mother's Day" initiative.


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  1. Brett

    Don't call my mom? Yeah, that is great idea. Don't recognize the woman who brought me into this world and raised me to be a contributing member of society. Turlington must be French for 'tart'.

    May 15, 2012 at 7:39 am | Report abuse | Reply

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