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FILE - In this March 8, 2015, file photo, Lena Dunham arrives at the 32nd Annual Paleyfest : "Girls" held at The Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Dunham is apologizing to New York Giants football player Odell Beckham Jr. for making "narcissistic assumptions" about his motivations in an article published Friday her Lenny Letter. Dunham apologized Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016, on her social media accounts, saying she projected her personal insecurities onto the football star and presented them as facts. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

Lena Dunham apologized for saying she wished she had an abortion


Lena Dunham has apologized after coming under fire for a joke she made on her podcast earlier this week where she said that she had wished she had an abortion, reports CBS News

The "Girls" star posted her apology to Instagram, writing, “I truly hope a distasteful joke on my part won’t diminish the amazing work of all the women who participated ... I would never, ever intentionally trivialize the emotional and physical challenges of terminating a pregnancy.”

On her show, "Women of the Hour," Dunham recounted the time she visited a Texas Planned Parenthood and a girl there asked her to talk about Dunham's experience with abortion. Dunham was quick to say that she had not had an abortion, an action that she says she felt furthered the stigma around the procedure.

Looking back at the moment, Dunham said, "Now I can say that I still haven’t had an abortion, but I wish I had.”

Dunham's full apology was posted to Instagram late on Tuesday. 

But many online aren't willing to forgive her just yet.

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