Lena Dunham: 'I Still Haven't Had an Abortion, But I Wish I Had'
Lena Dunham is receiving heat for her comments she made about abortion on her podcast “Women of the Hour.”
“Something I’ve thought about a lot is the fact that there is stigma around abortion,” the 30-year-old actress said. She then talked abut visiting a Planned Parenthood in Texas where women were sharing their abortion stories.
“I sort of jumped. ‘I haven’t had an abortion,’ I told her. I wanted to make it really clear to her that as much as I was going out and fighting for other women’s options, I myself had never had an abortion. Even I, the woman who cares as much as anybody about a woman’s right to choose, felt it was important that people know I was unblemished in this department,” Lena continued.
“Now I can say that I still haven’t had an abortion, but I wish I had,” she added.
Fans have been taking to Twitter to react to the comments. Click inside to read more…
**Sees Lena Dunham trending**
Me: Oh God. What she do now?🙄
**Reads her comment about wishing she had an abortion**
— William Haywood (@Will_CLT_2017) December 20, 2016
People (lol Fox News) needs to chill on this Lena Dunham abortion quote. She meant it in the way that she wants to have had experienced
— Elizabeth Denton (@Elizabethann1) December 20, 2016
And here Lena Dunham is saying I wish I had an abortion, like it's a slap in the face to those who had to go through one
— ✽ (@anshana4) December 20, 2016
I think Lena Dunham is trying 2 show solidarity w women who suffer social stigmas after an abortion, ends up sounding stunningly ignorant.
— Beanster (@_Beanster_) December 20, 2016
Lena Dunham's abortion comments are so ignorant that she's managed to equally offend both pro-choice and pro-life groups in one fell swoop.
— Lilly Egan (@SheDoesSports) December 20, 2016