To those of you who ARE a mother and are celebrating today: thank you for all you do, every day, and Happy Mother’s Day!  Today is a well-earned day of celebration for many.
Today, let’s also remember the role of family planning in our lives.  It enables us to decide whether and when to become a parent.  And let’s remember the importance of reproductive health services, which have made childbearing so much safer in much of the world.  Thank you to everyone who works to make childbearing voluntary and safe worldwide.