Lena Dunham On Trump Presidency: ‘I’m Terrified’ For Women’s Rights

Katie Jerkovich | Entertainment Reporter

Lena Dunham said that she is one of “millions of women” that are terrified what will happen to their “reproductive” rights under Donald Trump’s administration.

On Tuesday, in a guest column in Variety magazine, the 30-year-old actress and supporter of Hillary Clinton said she will fight to keep women’s “reproductive health care” from being taken away, even though Trump has said he no plans to do any such thing. (RELATED: Lena Dunham Apologizes For ‘Narcissistic’ Attack On Odell Beckham Jr.)

Lena Dunham attends the 'Girls' season four series premiere at American Museum of Natural History on January 5, 2015 in New York City

(Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

“I am one of millions of women terrified about the implications of the coming administration on women’s access to reproductive health care,” Dunham wrote. “The threat to defund Planned Parenthood is not just a blow to women; it’s a blow to their friends, families, and the workforce that relies on them to contribute every single day. Contrary to popular belief, these concerns exist across party lines.” (RELATED: Lena Dunham And Other Celebs Share Vulgar Video For Hillary)

“Women of every belief system and political stripe rely on Planned Parenthood, often as their only health-care provider,” she added. “When women are not empowered with affordable health care that addresses our needs, we suffer within our families, our communities, and as a nation. There has never been a more important time to advocate for this 100- year-old institution than right the hell now.”

“It’s not just a woman’s issue,” she continued. “It’s not just a liberal issue. It’s an everyone issue, and we won’t go down without a fight.”

The magazine also shared a photo from the magazine shoot on Instagram. In the black and white photo Dunham held up an American flag and wore a t-shirt that read, “Women are powerful and dangerous.”

The caption next to the post read, “We won’t go down without a fight.”

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Katie Jerkovich

Entertainment Reporter


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