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Lena Dunham said during a podcast that she's never had an abortion but wishes she had


"Girls" creator, Lena Dunham sparked controversy during a recent episode of her podcast by saying she wishes she'd had an abortion to fight the "stigma around the issue." 

During the podcast, "Women of the Hour," Dunham recalled her visit to a Texas Planned Parenthood a few years ago. While there, a girl asked about Dunham's experience with abortion, according to FOX Entertainment

"I sort of jumped," Dunham said. "'I haven't had an abortion,' I told her. I wanted to make it really clear to her that as much as I was going out and fighting for other women's options, I myself had never had an abortion." 

"And I realized then that even I was carrying within myself stigma around this issue," she continued. "Even I, the woman who cares as much as anybody about a woman’s right to choose, felt that it was important that people know that I was unblemished in this department.”

Dunham went on to commend her loved ones, who've had abortions, for their bravery. 

She concluded by saying, "Now I can say that I still haven't had an abortion, but I wish I had." 

Many people expressed their outrage on Twitter, saying Dunham's comments trivialized the procedure. 

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