Actress Kate Hudson has found herself at the centre of a photo scandal after her image was used to advertise a controversial abortion clinic in Florida.

The Almost Famous star's smiling face flashes just seconds into a video for the Orlando Women's Center, moments before images of a doctor and a $100 (£67) coupon offer are displayed.

Hudson's publicist has told Orlando news station Local 6 the star did not give permission for her picture to be included in the commercial.

In an email, Brad Cafarelli writes, "I can confirm that this use is unauthorized and we had no knowledge of it."

Dr. James Pendergraft, the owner of the abortion clinic, has agreed to remove Hudson's image.