Lena Dunham says she never had an abortion, but ‘I wish I’


Lena Dunham said on the latest episode of her podcast that she wants, she had an abortion to fight against the stigma around this issue.”

“Something I’ve thought about a lot is the fact that there is a stigma around abortion,” Dunham said on her podcast “Women of the Hour” on December 14.

The “Girls” creator, the story of a visit to an abortion clinic in Texas, a number of years ago, when a young girl asked them to participate in a project where women share their stories of abortion.

“I kind of jumped,” Dunham said. “‘I have not had an abortion,’ I told her. I wanted to make it really clear to her that, as much as I go out and fight for other women’s options, I myself had never had an abortion.”

It was then, Dunham said, she realized “I, Even I, the woman who cares as much as someone on a woman’s right to choose, felt it was important that the people know that I was unscathed in this department.”

She added, “Now I can say that I still do not have an abortion, but I wish I had.”

Many people took to Twitter to express their outrage at Dunham’s comments.

.@lenadunham FYI, abortion is not something you “have.” It is a terrible experience NOT to be desired as a gift from Santa ????????

— s a s h a (@kisslow) 20 December 2016

@lenadunham may never be able to brag about having an abortion it is sad that you think that this would be more authentic pro-choice

— s i h (@Susanna_I_H) 20 December 2016

I can’t even imagine how offensive Lena Dunham’s comments are to women who actually had abortions

— KFC (@KFCBarstool) 20 December 2016

@KFCBarstool I can’t say whether its to make them aware of these comments would be worse or so hit they don’t even realize.

— Andrew Rodriguez (@RodriguezAJ100) 20 December 2016

@lenadunham you are honestly the worst kind of feminist, and no one wants an abortion, that is not just as a fun choice¿??

— Nora Baron (@bambibaron) 20 December 2016

A representative for Dunham does not return FOX411’s request for comment.

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