Martha Plimpton has sparked controversy by saying she had her ‘best abortion’ at a clinic in Seattle.
The star, who shot to fame in 1985 in The Goonies, is a passionate abortion advocate and was taking part in a Q&A session at a #ShoutYourAbortion event in June when she made the comment.
It is only now causing uproar after footage of the remark was circulated online.
Addressing a crowd of supporters, Plimpton, who has spoken publicly of the two abortions she had as a young woman in the past, said at town hall session: ‘Seattle has some particular significance for me for lots of reasons.
‘I’ve got a lot of family here, some of whom are here in the audience tonight. I also had my first abortion here at the Seattle Planned Parenthood!
‘Notice I said ‘first’…and I don’t want Seattle — I don’t want you guys to feel insecure, it was my best one.
‘Heads and tails above the rest. If I could Yelp review it, I totally would.
‘And if that doctor’s here tonight, I don’t remember you at all, I was 19. I was 19, but I thank you nonetheless,’ she said, as the crowd cheered.
‘You probably won’t remember because I wasn’t that famous then.’
Plimpton has spoken in the past about having two abortions when she was a young actress.
In an interview with ABC in 2015, she said: ‘It made it possible for me to live out my dreams and do what I really wanted to do with my life.’
At the event in June, she was taking part in a discussion with fellow pro-choice activist Dr. Willie Parker.
Martha Plimpton was taking part in an on-stage interview for the social media campaign #ShoutYourAbortion in June when she said joyously that her ‘best abortion’ was in Seattle
The star is a abortion advocate and activist. She is seen above in an ‘Abortion’ shift dress earlier this year
Pro-life internet users were outraged by her comments in Seattle and slammed them as ‘tacky’ and ‘abysmal’ online.
‘How can you be proud of this?’ asked one critic. Others said the actress’s remarks were ‘disgusting’ and ‘disturbing’.
Another said: ‘It’s one thing to be pro-choice but a sad thing to brag about your abortion shame on u.’
One likened her comments to a ‘total disregard for human life’.
#ShoutYourAbortion is a social media campaign which encourages women who have undergone abortions to talk about them in order to remove the stigma many attach to the procedure.
The star was slammed online by critics who shame her for ‘bragging’ about the procedure
The campaign manufactures t-shirts emblazoned with the words ‘abortion is freedom’ and ‘everyone knows I had an abortion’.
Plimpton previously promoted another of its garments – a shift dress with the word printed across it in bold, black lettering.
The star, now 46, was 15 when she appeared in the 1985 classic The Goonies. She has since gone on to appear in an array of films and movies including Raising Hope, The Good Wife and Parenthood.
Plimpton grew up engulfed in showbiz. Her grandfather was John Carradine and both her parents (Keith Carradine and Shelley Plimpton) are actors.
A representative for the star did not respond to DailyMail.com’s request on Wednesday.
Plimpton (above at a 2013 Planned Parenthood rally in Los Angeles) previously told how she underwent two abortions as a young woman. Plimpton was 15 when she starred in The Goonies (right), four years before her abortion in Seattle