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Lena Dunham Says She Wishes She Could Have An Abortion

Lena Dunham Says She Wishes She Could Have An Abortion
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I think we all know by now that Lena Dunham doesn’t really know much about politics.

A simple Google search will tell you that but what is even stranger is that she doesn’t even really seem to know much about women’s issues.

That’s her bread and butter but yet she constantly says things that make you wonder if she even really knows about abortion numbers and what it entails.

Here’s the latest ridiculous thing that Lena shared with the world…

From Weasel Zippers via Newsbusters:

Actress and producer Lena Dunham is setting yet another precedent for abortion-obsessed Hollywood: wishing for the opportunity to have had an abortion.

On Thursday, Dunham released the latest episode of her Women of the Hour podcast titled “Choice.” Dunham called her audio show a “safe space” for her audience to think about issues like abortion. Abortion as she saw it, that is.

“I’m a pro-choice woman,” Dunham admitted from the beginning. She credited her mother for her stance: “From an early age, she taught my younger sibling and me to say ‘anti-choice’ instead of ‘pro-life’ because she wanted to make sure that we knew that everyone is pro-life. Some people are anti-choice.”

But in her abortion campaign, Dunham not only saw herself combating “anti-choice” citizens, but also fighting a general “cultural stigma.”

“Something I’ve thought about a lot is the fact that there is stigma around abortion,” she complained. “We all know that there’s cultural stigma, it’s hard to put an abortion on network TV.”

As a show writer and producer of HBO’s Girls, Dunham sure has done a poor job of watching TV. Just last year, ABC’s Scandal showed an abortion scene to the tune of “Silent Night,” and this year, shows like Jane the Virgin, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and You’re the Worst also highlighted abortion. Even Gilmore Girls is teasing abortion plotlines yet to come.

But as far as stigma, Dunham saw herself as a part of the problem.

“I always thought that I myself didn’t stigmatize abortion. I’m a – uh abortion rights activist, it’s a huge part of who I am,” she prefaced. She then told the story of how she once tried to distance herself from abortion:

But one day, when I was visiting a Planned Parenthood in Texas a few years ago, a young girl walked up to me and asked me if I’d like to be a part of her project in which women share their stories of abortions. 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.

“And I realized then that even I was carrying within myself stigma around this issue,” Dunham continued. “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.”

In the end, her mother and her friends’ abortions persuaded her to change.

“So many people I love – my mother, my best friends – have had to have abortions for all kinds of reasons,” Dunham said. “I feel so proud of them for their bravery, for their self-knowledge, and it was a really important moment for me then to realize I had internalized some of what society was throwing at us and I had to put it in the garbage.”

To do that, Dunham concluded: “Now I can say that I still haven’t had an abortion, but I wish I had.”


So, first of all, that comment about “everyone is pro-life” doesn’t jive with reality or science.

If you are stopping a heartbeat.  You are ending a life.  That’s just basic logic. You can dress it up however you want but it’s not accurate.

The last part of the article is just reprehensible no matter how you look at it.

Look, there are a lot of good people in the “pro-choice” movement who simply look at things differently and don’t have their priorities in the right place.

But to sit there and say that you wish you had the chance to end a life just proves how little Lena cares about humanity.

It’s callous and wrong.  I wonder what would happen if Lena sat down with a woman who went through an abortion and regretted it. I wonder if she’d be so willing to say she wished she could get one too and talk about it like she’s discussing popping a pimple.

Doesn’t get much lower than this.

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