Mother's Day is a celebration of the women who cared enough to bear their children and rear them with loving support, but in Italy on Sunday marchers in the thousands came out to mourn the fact that some women kill their unborn instead.
As American mothers are celebrated for their commitment to the little ones they brought into the world today, Italian mothers are being urged to stop killing the ones they haven't had yet.
And isn't Mother's Day just the day to remind others that a life in the womb is still a life?
The Washington Post reported that Americans and Poles alike joined the country's Italian marchers in opposition to the Italian 1978 law, which made abortion legal through a woman's third month of pregnancy.
So it isn't just American right-wing radicals or Christian fundamentalists who believe in the sanctity of life, as some left-wing liberals posit in the media.
Baby strolling protestors of different nationalities made their presence known in a march that stretched from the Rome Colosseum to Castel Sant'Angelo, bringing them within view of those at the Vatican.
And what better way to illustrate motherhood and celebrate Mother's Day than a mother out for a stroll with her child on the holiday enjoyed by moms around the world.
Priests and nuns congregated in support with the strolling mothers, as they sought to make their voices heard as well in the fight for the unborn slaughtered each year in the Italian country.