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Lena Dunham: 'I Still Haven't Had an Abortion, But I Wish I Had'

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…

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  • Darija

    What a weird thing to say.

  • Ophelia

    .. because having an abortion is such a happy occasion.

    Lena is such a dumb bitch.

  • John Dow

    Dear Santa, make Lena Dunham disappear.

  • Dobby’sDadPutin

    That’s a strange wish.

  • Shay M

    Yes Lena, please say this asinine comment in a room full of women who wish to get pregnant but can’t or had a miscarriage.

  • moonriver

    this woman is a complete asshole. what a stupid comment and what a horrible thing to wish for. I hate this dumb bitch.

  • Blair Waldorf

    She shouldn’t be a champion for women’s rights period. She is too ignorant & hypocritical to be taken seriously & this comment is another example of that.

  • moonriver

    There should be a certain stigma about abortion. It’s not something to be proud of and it shouldn’t be considered just another procedure. People like Lena Dumbham are the reason Trump is president. Their liberal PC crap spewing has turned off half the country. Trust me, Ms. Dumbham, you DON’T wish you had experienced an abortion.

  • :)

    Merry Christmas?

  • 777

    Damn, she’s dumb.

  • Wendy

    What kind of idiot person would wish they had an abortion? She has always been terrible but she just gets worse and worse.

  • Wendy

    Oh, but she needs people to know she’s “unblemished in that department”… is this woman famous. I don’t care how good of a writer she supposedly is. She’s done nothing but make an ass out of herself ALL the time.

  • Joolz

    Too stupid too.

  • Amy

    God, I can’t believe how stupid she is!!!! She’s an asshole! Even if you’re pro-abortion, it’s an horrible/sad thing to do and it’s not easy for the women!

  • LadyRed

    What a horrible comment to make! You don’t have to have had one to realize it’s an emotionally difficult decision to make.

  • SCRulerShinoda

    why should there be?

  • Maria M.

    I wish this idiot would just go away already. The fact that the likes of her are making millions on their idiocy is showing how pathetic the world is.

  • RP

    Lena love, you’re saying this because you haven’t had one. If you had to go through an abortion – for whichever reason – you’d be wishing you haven’t. Another “smart” celebrity.

  • Penny Dreadful

    Christ. There’s something mentally and emotionally really wrong with this woman.

  • Penny Dreadful

    Because regardless of what you think about a woman’s entitlement to complete autonomy over every aspect of her body, the fact remains that abortion rips apart a living human being. At 8 weeks – before a lot of women even know they’re pregnant – the fetus is fully formed, though obviously not viable outside the womb. Abortion is a barbaric practice which requires the fetus to be pulled apart limb from limb. I’m not talking politics here. I’m talking biology. Having an abortion is a horrific procedure. It’s nothing to brag about.

  • Ken

    First of all…. Who would fuck that piece of trash evil pig bitch???

  • Brandon Smith

    The problem with the internet is that it gives a voice to absolutely anybody. 20 years ago, It seemed like the democratization of social power. But I think we’re quickly finding out that it means that some people who are fully lunatics and become influential and mislead throngs of people into accepting that lunacy as wisdom.

  • moonriver

    Because it’s not something to be proud of. It’s not like brushing your teeth and shouldn’t be treated as such.

  • moonriver

    Because it’s not something to be proud of. It’s not like brushing your teeth and shouldn’t be treated as such.

  • Cooper

    It really is an awful thing to say. It only minimizes the experience these woman have to go through which is not a good or happyone.

  • Joy

    Good grief. What a stupid way to express something.

  • Joy

    Well said, Amy!

  • Joy

    Well said, Amy!

  • purphert

    As is always the case, everyone’s standing around scratching their head and wondering WHY THE HECK this person has a platform at all. There are philosophers, writers, and other women with working brains who can populate our media and public discourse with ACTUAL IDEAS. She’s a nutter, a kind of quirky It Girl that some focus group somewhere thought would charm us all. Not so, focus group. She’s on her last legs riding on her focus group-driven fame. Goodbye, Lena. Go away already.

  • purphert

    She’s made a career out of navel-gazing. She is not a good writer. Some focus group decided she was cute and charming and so here we are seven or whatever years later, still stuck with her.

  • Mierzwiak

    Lena Dunham’s mother haven’t had an abortion but I wish she had.

  • Blair Waldorf

    Well said! Let’s hope when Girls ends, she’ll go away.

  • Blair Waldorf

    Well said! Let’s hope when Girls ends, she’ll go away.

  • Brooke Carson

    She will never have to worry about that. No man in his right mind would touch that.

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  • Ariana-Kaelita

    Having an abortion is a very tough thing to have done. Weather you want to or not, its not easy.
    Lena Dunham is an asshole, and one who needs to be 2016′d.
    My god, why couldn’t this bitch get pinned by her car instead of someone as sweet as Anton Yelchin?

  • Ariana-Kaelita

    Its a disgusting thing to say. Its a very personal and a difficult thing for a woman to go through.
    Can’t believe this btich is actually liked by the Obama and the Clintons.

  • Ariana-Kaelita

    She is vile. A pathetic human being. Who says something like this?
    ” I never had an abortion but I wish I had one”
    Its not an enriching life experience, its a very sad and a very difficult decision for any woman to go through!

  • suzybel

    Well she really stepped in it this time! Each time she opens her mouth, she makes herself look more like an asshole.

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