Lena Dunham Gets Shut Down After Saying She Regretted Never Having The Chance To Get An Abortion
Lena Dunham infuriated people when she said she wished she’d had the chance to get an abortion.
The actress made the comment while she was explaining how she was surprised that she was asked to be part of a project where women speak publicly about their abortions.
“I sort of jumped,” Dunham said. “‘I haven’t had an abortion,’ I told her. I wanted to make it really clear to hear that as much as I was going out and fighting for other women’s options, I myself had never had an abortion.” (RELATED: Whoopi Goldberg: Celebrating Christmas And Getting An Abortion Is The Same Thing)
“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 continued. “Now I can say that I still haven’t had an abortion, but I wish I had.”
Dunham’s last remark set people off.
#LenaDunham regrets not having an abortion. I'm sure her mother feels the same way #tcot @peddoc63
— Kevin McDonald (@kmcshotoftheday) December 20, 2016
I see #LenaDunham trending and think "Oh Lord what did she say now?"
— Terry Niles (@rockinchick66) December 20, 2016
I don't have HIV. There so mush stigma surrounding HIV, I wish I had HIV (to help). That's #lenadunham logic.
— Guilaine Kinouani (@KGuilaine) December 20, 2016
I've said this for the past few years but can we pls forget about Lena Dunham and Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer in the coming new year
— farwz (@farwzz) December 20, 2016
Lena Dunham took other people's painful experience, trivialized it then made it about her because LENA DUNHAM.
— Jay Dav-O (@ChocnessMonsta) December 20, 2016
Man it'd be a lot cooler if Lena Dunham wasn't famous
— Dillon Cheverere (@DCheverere) December 20, 2016
Even liberals were made at Dunham.
Lena Dunham,having an abortion is not a trend,women who choose this path dont think it is cute, your whiteness, privilege reeks, #lenadunham
— Rosa A. Clemente (@rosaclemente) December 20, 2016
There's a difference between fighting for reproductive rights and wishing you'd had an abortion, @lenadunham. If only you understood that.
— Sarah Baram (@sarahbaram) December 20, 2016
An abortion is not some fun activity. It's a terrifying procedure that many women have to go through extreme, dangerous lengths to get.
— Leah Rocketto (@LRocketto) December 20, 2016
Lena Dunham visiting fans in burn wards: "I wish someone had set *me* on fire." pic.twitter.com/7W3mAEYr0f
— JenAshleyWright (@JenAshleyWright) December 20, 2016
Lena Dunham, Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence think they're super cute and quirky when they're highkey racist and problematic as hell.
— NANA JIBRIL (@girlswithtoys) December 20, 2016