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Five Academy Award-Winning Beauties Who Are Moms (Unlike Ashley Judd)

Posted on | April 29, 2012 | 46 Comments

When people think of factors involved in Hollywood success, motherhood probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind.

Despite what the embittered rantings of childless pro-abortion fanatic Ashley Judd might lead you to believe, however, many of the world’s most famous actresses have shown that women can have glamour, a successful movie career, critical acclaim and be a mom, too.

5. MARION COTILLARD — The 36-year-old French actress won the Oscar in 2007 for her portrayal of singer Edith Piaf in La Vie en Rose. She and her boyfriend, actor/director Guillaume Canet, last year had a son named Marcel.

4. KATE WINSLET — After being nominated three previous times — for Titanic (1997), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) and Little Children (2006) — Winslet finally claimed her Best Actress award for The Reader in 2007. She had daughter Mia in 2000, with her first husband, director Jim Threapleton. After her divorce from Threapleton, she married director Sam Mendes, with whom she had son Joe in 2003.

3. JULIA ROBERTS — She was first nominated for her role in 1990’s Pretty Woman, but had to wait another decade to win Best Actress honors as Erin Brockovich in 2000. She and her husband, cameraman Daniel Moder, have three children, twins Hazel and Phinnaeus, born in 2004, and son Henry born in 2007.

2. REESE WITHERSPOON — Having gained widespread critical acclaim in Election (1999), Witherspoon won the Oscar for her feisty role as June Carter Cash in the 2005 biopic Walk The Line. She had two children — Ava, born in 1999, and Deacon, born in 2003 — with her first husband, actor Ryan Phillippe. Now 36, Witherspoon recently announced that she is expecting another child with her second husband, agent Jim Toth. And now, the No. 1 Academy Award-Winning Beauty Who Is a Mom (Unlike Ashley Judd . . .

1. NATALIE PORTMAN — Having won international fame as Princess Amidala in the second Star Wars trilogy, Portman won the Best Actress award for her portrayal of a ballerina in Black Swan in 2010. Now 30 years old, Portman last year gave birth to a son, Aleph Portman-Millepied, and married husband Benjamin Millepied earlier this year.



It would be unnecessarily cruel, of course, for pro-life Christians to repay Ashley Judd’s venomous attacks in kind, without offering any prospect for healing the profound spiritual wounds that most likely explain her psycho-political aggressions.

    Post-Abortion Stress Syndrome (PASS) has been the subject of heated controversy in the mental-health community. Some psychologists dispute the existence of PASS, while many post-abortive women have described symptoms including depression, anxiety, eating disorders, sleep problems, inability to function in relationships, and even suicidal thoughts.
    Emotional disturbances in post-abortive women may be most stressful in those who subsequently experience infertility. Common sense suggests the two phenomena (abortion and infertility) would demonstrate a degree of correlation; factors associated with unplanned pregnancies are also often implicated in fertility disorders, and infections or other medical complications of abortion may impair a woman’s future childbearing ability. In such cases, obviously, women may be overwhelmed with the thought that in making the choice to have an earlier abortion, they have in fact lost what would have been their subsequent choice to become mothers.
    The actress Ashley Judd’s outspoken support of NARAL, and her use of cruel jokes about abortion to mock Rick Santorum, suggest the possibility that Judd is herself post-abortive. Certainly, there is reason to believe that Judd’s strident pro-abortion statements are at least partly motivated by her own personal problems. She has described herself as a survivor of sexual abuse and recounted her history of depression and, in 2006, told Glamour magazine she spent 47 days being treated in a Texas facility for her mental-health issues. According to at least one tabloid account, Judd’s marriage to Indy-car racer Dino Franchitti nearly broke up because of her inability to have children, despite undergoing years of treatment for infertility. Given this background, we cannot dismiss the likelihood that Judd’s pro-abortion politics represent an expression of psychological disturbances, perhaps an attempt to cope by rationalizing her emotional trauma through attacks on scapegoats.
    Project Rachel provides retreat centers and other counseling services for women affected by abortion.

Millions of American women have struggled with psychological problems associated with (if not directly caused by) abortion. Feminists coined a slogan, “The personal is political,” to justify their radicalism and it is likely that the warped pathological politics embraced by women like Ashley Judd is a misguided effort at making sense of their personal trauma by finding scapegoats for their emotional injuries.

If you are a woman experiencing such symptoms, please: Get help.



  • ThePaganTemple

    Hurrah! A bunch of leftist freaks have kids. I’m sure they’ll all grow up to be constitutional conservatives after the federalist tradition.

    Or probably not.

  • Evi L. Bloggerlady

    Actually a lot of kids who grow up on the left do end up going conservative later on.  They have lived the experiment first hand and realize it is not working.  

  • Adobe_Walls

    Paychecks often do the trick, I don’t know how many time I had to answer a newbi’s question such as “who is this guy fica and why does he get $xx out of my paycheck?”.

  • jwallin

    And to Ashley Judd:

    If you have personally suffered from post abortion trauma, how can you justify to yourself leading other young women to be exposed to the same risk and suffering?

    Are you so twisted and broken inside that you’d rather have company in your personal hell than serve as an example of strength and kindness?

    Is there no woman left inside you? Are you now only a purveyor of death, sorrow and pain?

    Shame on you.

  • Pathfinder’s wife

    Pfffpt…too nice (unless this was sarcasm, in which case, well played).  So she is stressed…there are plenty of other women who have had bad experience who handle themselves with more grace and maturity (and Judd has proven herself most immature and most ungraceful) and most of them are not wealthy Hollywood actresses with at least the solace that fame and fortune entails.
    Who gives a rat’s behind for her suffering?  (and if this is great suffering for her, well, the delicate flower should be grateful for her circumstances…she could have been born into a real hellhole).

  • ThePaganTemple

     Some numbers might look big until you look at the percentage they make up.

  • DonaldDouglas

    The whole essay is one big excuse to post on Natalie Portman!

  • robertstacymccain

    It is important to demonstrate Christian kindness to those who hate us.

  • robertstacymccain

    “Misery loves company,” and some people can’t stand to see others happy.

  • ThePaganTemple

     Oh, I see. Newt doesn’t hate you enough?

  • Rose

    Most self-professed “LIberals” live by very CONSERVATIVE principles. They are married, they have kids, they take care of their own, they work, they pay their bills, they are responsible, they aren’t on the take, they’re proud of their independence.

    We share so much that is good. Yet they fall for the easy rhetoric, and BELIEVE we are evil.

    This new brand of “Liberal” – “Progressive” is a cancer on us all. #Occupy epitomizes them, and Obama has filled the administration with the worst of them.

  • Roxeanne de Luca

    I’m not in the business of making fun of women who are not mothers, and not just because I am not a mother myself. (Note: few women or men attack men who are not fathers….)  I also believe that if Judd had aborted, she is a mother- just a mother of a child dead by her own hand. 

    That said, Judd’s hatred of the pro-life movement is a fair basis for mockery and contempt.

  • Adobe_Walls

    OTH regarding those five actresses you highlight, pretty is as pretty does.

  • Adobe_Walls


  • ThePaganTemple

    Most actresses would rather just get a pocket dog, it doesn’t take as long, and you don’t have to hire somebody to raise them.

  • Pathfinder’s wife

    LOL, it is perhaps a good thing then that I’m a very relapsed and heretical RC…there is very little  compunction to demonstrate Christian kindness, and next to no guilt at not doing so!

    To H with this cow and that filthy little bastige Savage as well!  They bought their tickets…no sympathy…

  • Pathfinder’s wife

    I don’t think it’s a case of not being a mother so much as what you pointed out in your last paragraph.  She seems to have a hang up with women who choose to be mothers and most importantly likes to express this hang up in a most vile and vicious fashion.

    To be fair, I would go after men who went after fathers in the same fashion.

  • Adjoran

    Does post-abortion traumatic stress cause you to get fat?  Because Ashley is really showing some middle-age spread.

    Of course, that sort of gal would appeal to old Son Seals:

    I worked in the fields
    Most all my life
    But one day I decided to leave
    I went to New York City
    The things I saw
    The folks back home
    They wouldn’t believe.
    I saw them long-legged women
    Looked like skin and bone
    Dresses so short
    They barely had one on.

    I’m goin’ home
    Where women got some meat on their bones
    I’m goin’ home
    Where women got some meat on their bones
    ‘Cause there ain’t a woman in this town
    Big enough to keep me warm.

    Standin’ on corners
    Watching all them cars
    Lawd they looked like limousines
    I heard one say
    He had a chick in his car
    That was so hard to believe
    I couldn’t get myself together
    No matter how I tried
    The women there are too little
    To take for a ride

    I’m goin’ home
    Where women got some meat on their bones
    I’m goin’ home
    Where women got some meat on their bones
    ‘Cause there ain’t a woman in this town
    Big enough to keep me warm.

    I cuss the day
    I caught that train
    That’s taken me away from home
    I left a fine young woman
    Spent all my money
    On nothing but skin and bones
    Well I hope it’s not too late
    ‘Cause I’m goin’ back
    I just found out where all the meat is at

    I’m goin’ home
    Where women got some meat on their bones
    I’m goin’ home
    Where women got some meat on their bones
    ‘Cause there ain’t a woman in this town
    Big enough to keep me warm.

    I’m goin’ back, where all the meat is at
    Think I’ll go back down to Arkansas, Tennessee,
    Louisiana, you name it
    All them girls down there got some meat on their bones
    I’m ready to go back to Little Rock, Arkansas.
    I’m sure all the girls
    down there got some meat on their bones.

  • robertstacymccain

    Remember all the biographical facts I pointed out, Roxeanne. We are dealing with someone who has a KNOWN HISTORY of mental disorders. All that crazy didn’t come from  nowhere.

    If I have somehow missed the mark by overemphasizing the wrong factor, OK. But when you see a barren woman start yapping fanatically about “choice,” at just about the time it’s obvious she’s got no choice left — well, hey, what do YOU think that’s all about?

  • robertstacymccain

    Well, Wombat had computer problems today and had to postpone Rule 5 Sunday until Monday, so …

    Is there ever a bad excuse to post a Natalie Portman picture?

  • M. Thompson

     You say it like that’s a bad thing.

  • robertstacymccain

    Don’t get me started on Newt. I get annoyed that some people on our side are a bit too tolerant of certain types of Republican bogusness.

    But let me repeat: Don’t get me started.

  • Garym

    Portman for vice president. Natalie Portman.

  • K-Bob

    First husband, second husband, third husband, …

    Good, old Hollywood. When there’s no script, there’s no “there” there.

  • K-Bob

     It’s the entire “public figure” thing, really.  Same with politicians, musicians, artists, dancers, models, etc.

    I once was talking with a kid who works in a music store and he was referring to a guy “who was my former step-dad.”  Some kids have several step-dads or step-moms.

    When we wuz young, only Hollywood people named Rooney or Taylor had that kind of serial monogamy goin’ on.

  • Adobe_Walls

    Not bad enough not post it.

  • Anamika


    I  think of the Natalie Portman character in “V
    for Vendetta” when she refused to sell out at any cost, would not break
    down under the horrible circumstances and give the information that would save her
    from the torture, save even her own life, because she refused to be a whore for totalitarianism.

    We see this archetype playing out all the time. We are
    constantly being put in situations to choose what we will and will not sell out
    for. What are we, as individuals making up the whole of society, willing to
    “sell our souls” for? 

    I have been in many situations where I had to ask myself
    just how desperate I had to be to allow myself to be complicit in situations
    where I or others were being treated as worthless, abused or co-opted for
    self-serving but, inhumane and destructive, purposes.

    It becomes necessary to assess the situation and see if it
    is more advantageous to attempt to gather allies to counteract the situation,
    or to make a statement by walking away and refusing to participate in the situation, or to just play the game and hope that one will not be affected by anything,
    and then choose accordingly between these options.

  • Bob Belvedere

    Nihilism will do that to you.  Also, it make you get all ugly in the face.

  • Bob Belvedere

    In PW’s and Stacy’s responses, we see the difference between Men and Women, the Ying and the Yang that complement each other.

  • Bob Belvedere

    Don’t get him started.

  • Bob Belvedere

    She’s lovely, but I’ll take Miss Winslet or Miss Cotillard any day over her, especially the former.

  • Bob Belvedere

    Love it.

  • Anamika

     tl; dr

    Get your own blog and post your long copy-paste jobs there. Thanks.

  • Anamika

    What a coincidence; this morning I woke up with a dream, and it was about discrimination against women — the big picture.

    If one is interested in looking more deeply into the situation, quite readable and useful information can be had in the book: The Female Eunich (Author: Germaine Greer)
    was assigned by a philosophy prof, the task of outlining and analyzing
    Greer’s book, for the purpose of discovering error. I was one of 10 or
    so students to receive this assignment.
    Using the tools we were learning in our class, I did the assignment, which took about 10 days; it was hard work.

    biased as I was in regard to the content of the book and the purports
    of the author, my analysis shocked me; click here to read the rest.

  • Roxeanne de Luca


    But I do ache for women who bought the abortion lie, think they will “someday” have children, and end up without kids.  Sometimes it’s because abortion made them sterile (bet Planned Parenthood doesn’t tell you about that), or sometimes because “someday” was past their time of fertility.  Abortion does break and wound women, and adding on the lack of motherhood just makes it worse.

    There are also a lot of women who, by choice or otherwise, have not been mothers of their own children but have dedicated their lives to helping other people’s children.  Think Mother Teresa or the former NRLC President, Dr. Jefferson.

    It’s Judd’s utter contempt for motherhood, not her lack of being a mother, that makes me loathe her.

    (And yes, I do understand that as a woman who is over 30, with no husband and no children, I may not be the most unbiased person out there to opine on this.)

  • ThePaganTemple

     Don’t get me started on Newt.

    Okay, I can be patient for two or three days.

  • ThePaganTemple

     What’s that old saying about casting your pearls towards swine?

  • ThePaganTemple

     VP? Why not President? Then she could feed visiting dignitaries exactly what most of them deserve, a bowl of oatmeal.

  • ThePaganTemple

    I guess everybody has forgotten about the time Ashley was caught “allegedly” shoplifting. If I remember right, the case was settled or the charges dropped, but I think its pretty clear she more than likely did the deed. Shoplifting is a major sign of a personality disorder. After all, its not like this person absolutely has to steal to get by.

  • RecklessProcess

    How about Katie Holmes or Kelly Preston? Portman is a leftist totalitarian.

  • Pathfinder’s wife

    hahahaha!  Female of the Species baby!  Ol’ Rudy was right!

  • ThePaganTemple

     I love me some Katie Holmes. I need to dig up an old pictorial post I did on here for Rule 5.

  • Taxpayer1234

    Someone very dear to me had a tragic reaction after having an abortion.  She quickly spiraled into alcohol and drug abuse.  We were worried to death when she completely disappeared for 6 months.  When she finally resurfaced, she was clean–and pregnant.  When she found out she was pregnant, she kicked the crack on her own, no rehab.  A real miracle.  Today the child who saved her life is 21 years old and finishing college. 

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