Lena Dunham: ‘I haven’t had an abortion, but wish I had’

Lena Dunham: ‘I haven’t had an abortion, but wish I had’
Lena Dunham (Image: YouTube screen grab via The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon)

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.”

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