In the most recent episode of her Women of the Hour podcast, Dunham tackles the theme of reproductive choice (or "uteruses and me-teruses," as she puts it). On the show, she talks about visiting a Planned Parenthood in Texas and being encouraged to share a story about her own abortion experience, only to realize that she hasn't had one.
"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," she said. "And I realized then that even I was carrying within myself stigma around this issue. Even I, the woman who cares as much as anybody about a woman's right to choose, felt it was important that people know that I was unblemished in this department."
She then claims that knowing people (like her mother and best friends) who have undergone the procedure helped her take that internal stigma and "put it in the garbage."
She ends off: "Now I can say that I still haven't had an abortion, but I wish I had."
Unsurprisingly, Twitter is losing its shit over the comment. You can find just a few of the responses below.
I don't think Lena Dunham represents the left. She represents what the left hates about the people who claim to represent the left— Emanuel Zbeda (@therealezway) December 20, 2016
lena dunham is extremely good at damaging pretty much any cause she tries to speak for— laura lux (@djlauralux) December 20, 2016
Finally something both liberals and conservatives can agree on.— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) December 20, 2016
We're all sick of Lena Dunham.
.@lenadunham FYI an abortion is not something you "get to have." It's an awful experience one SHOULDN'T wish for like a gift from Santa 😑🙄— s a s h a (@kisslow) December 20, 2016