Lena Dunham said on the latest episode of her podcast that she wishes she’d had an abortion to fight the “stigma around this issue.”
“And he defiled Topheth, which is in the valley of the children of Hinnom, that no man might make his son or his daughter to pass through the fire to Molech.” 2 Kings 23:10 (KJV)
“Something I’ve thought about a lot is the fact that there is stigma around abortion,” Lena Dunham said on her podcast “Women of the Hour” December 14.
The “Girls” creator recounted 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.”
.@lenadunham FYI an abortion is not something you “get to have.” It’s an awful experience one SHOULDN’T wish for like a gift from Santa 😑🙄
— s a s h a (@kisslow) December 20, 2016
I can’t even imagine how offensive Lena Dunham’s comments are to women who actually had to go through abortions
— KFC (@KFCBarstool) December 20, 2016
@KFCBarstool I can’t tell if her consciously making these comments would be worse or being so out of touch she doesn’t even realize it.
— Andrew Rodriguez (@RodriguezAJ100) December 20, 2016
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 took to Twitter to express their outrage at Dunham’s comments. source