Lena Dunham has found herself in the middle of another controversy after making some strange comments about abortion. Miss Dunham lives for drama and scandals, but this time around she is getting blasted by both Republicans and Democrats – who have always stood with the TV star. Earlier today, the creator of HBO’s hit series “Girls” broadcast an episode of her podcast called “Women of the Hour” where she shared a story that occurred several years ago.
The writer said that while visiting a Planned Parenthood center in Texas, she was approached by a staff member who asked her to partake in a session, which featured women sharing their abortion stories.
The award-winning author said she told the woman that she was willing to talk to others about the matter, but made it clear that she never had an abortion. The producer and feminist said that many of her family members including her mother, Laurie Simmons, and close friends had abortions for various reasons and she applauds their bravery.
The director, who is pro-life, a die-hard liberal, and Hillary Clinton supporter, said that she understands the stigma that comes with such a decision but can not say she has lived it. The activist said: “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.”
The author of “Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s Learned” added that society has to stop shaming women who undergo the procedure. During the podcast, she said that she will forever fight for a woman’s right to choose. The left-leaning commentary would have gone unnoticed if Dunham did not conclude by saying that she wished that she did have an abortion. She 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. Now I can say that I still haven’t had an abortion, but I wish I had.”
Dunham has been trending on social media for hours now and has been getting a smackdown for being insensitive and cruel.
Many women, who found themselves in the situation where they had to have an abortion, slammed Dunham and called her sick, clueless, and a narcissistic attention seeker who does not understand how terrible such a decision can be.