Ashley Judd spoke on her experiences with sexual assault during a women’s summit, and revealed that she once chose to receive an abortion in order to prevent having to co-parent with her rapist.
Judd spoke Thursday at the “Women in the World” summit in New York, and was speaking out against a proposed Georgia bill that would ban abortion as soon as a heartbeat is heard.
“I’m a three-time rape survivor, and one of the times I was raped there was conception,” Judd told the crowd. The 50-year-old actress said she was “very thankful” for access to a legal abortion, and explained that because her rapist is from Kentucky, he would have had paternity rights had she given birth to a baby.
“I would’ve had to co-parent with my rapist,” Judd grimly said.
The abortion bill was just passed in Ohio, and Judd firmly believes, “We’re not supposed to regulate what we choose to do with our insides.”