‘Girls’ and self proclaimed Feminist, Lena Dunham said on the new episode of her podcast, that she wishes she’d had an abortion to fight the “stigma around this issue.” She said:”Something I’ve thought about a lot is the fact that there is stigma around abortion,”. She said this on her “Women of the Hour” podcast.
She said she remembered visiting a Planned Parenthood in Texas several years ago where a young girl asked her to join a project where women share their stories of abortion.
“I sort of jumped,” Dunham said. “‘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.”
It was then, Dunham said, she realized “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.” She added,
“Now I can say that I still haven’t had an abortion, but I wish I had.”
Many people thought her comments were inappropriate and took to Twitter to express their outrage. Some of the responses below…