ashley-juddI 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….

My belief has not changed. It is a big part of who I am….

The fact is that I have chosen not to have children because I believe the children who are already here are really mine, too. I do not need to go making “my own” babies when there are so many orphaned or abandoned children who need love, attention, time, and care….

Over the years I have quietly “adopted” many children in America and in different parts of the global South — a better term for the developing world — sending money for health care, food, schooling, and shelter in ways that are appropriate for the places where they live and which improve their chances for better lives.

~ Actress and vocal abortion proponent Ashley Judd, who is also considering a run for U.S. Senate in Kentucky, expressing in her 2011 memoir that she believes bearing one’s own children is “selfish,” as quoted by The Daily Caller, February 26

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