Actress Ashley Judd is a passionate advocate for reproductive rights after
learning her sister WYNONNA was almost robbed of her life.
The DOUBLE JEOPARDY star - a devout Christian - learned her own mother
considered an abortion when it was illegal in America and has since urged
politicians to improve sex education in schools to prevent the "tragic deaths"
of millions of
Judd says, "My mother always talks about how she chose not to have an
abortion when she was pregnant with Wynonna.
"I'm like, `Mom, it was illegal at that time. That's why you didn't.' My
own grandmother tried to push her off a ladder."
Judd insists that although she's pro-choice, she'd like American
authorities to increase sex education - because that would prevent many
She adds, "If we were truly a civilised country, these things would
available in all languages, for people of all socioeconomic classes. Then,
women wouldn't have unwanted pregnancies to terminate."