Now that she is seriously exploring a U.S. Senate bid in Kentucky, actress Ashley Judd is getting attention for some past statements that probably won’t go over very well with voters in the Bluegrass State.Ashley Judd is rich, famous, beautiful, talented, and from a country music family. If she doesn't want kids, that is her business. But it is hard to see how anyone is starving because people like her are having kids.
One particular stance that is getting fresh attention — after The Daily Caller published a number of these statements Tuesday — is Judd’s reason for believing that having children is selfish.
“It’s unconscionable to breed with the number of children who are starving to death in impoverished countries,” Judd told the Sunday Mail in 2006.
Does Judd really think it’s unreasonable for women to give birth to their own children?
She has expressed the sentiment in other outlets before.
TheDC obtained a copy of her 2011 memoir, “All That Is Bitter and Sweet,” where she elaborates on her thinking on page 39.
“I figured it was selfish for us to pour our resources into making our ‘own’ babies when those very resources and energy could not only help children already here, but through advocacy and service transform the world into a place where no child ever needs to be born into poverty and abuse again,” she said.
Added Judd: “My belief has not changed. It is a big part of who I am.”
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Thursday, March 14, 2013
Here is an opinion from a celebrity-turned-political candidate: