Lena Dunham told a crowd at Planned Parenthood that one of the biggest disappointments in her life is never having had an abortion. But to0 be fair, I don’t think it’s possible to get pregnant by sexually assaulting your younger sister. let’s face it, the only time we are to believe she even had sex was via a rape that turned out to be a hoax. maybe it’s not that she regrets never having had an abortion. Maybe she’s disappointed in not finding a man willing to sex her up.
“We all know that there’s cultural stigma, it’s hard to put an abortion on network TV.”
“From an early age, she (Her mother) 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 one day, when I was visiting a Planned Parenthood in Texas a few years ago, a young girl walked up to me and asked me if I’d like to be a part of her project in which women share their stories of abortions. I sort of jumped. ‘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. Even I, the woman who cares as much as anybody about a woman’s right to choose, felt it was important that people know I was unblemished in this department.”
“I feel so proud of them for their bravery, for their self-knowledge, and it was a really important moment for me then to realize I had internalized some of what society was throwing at us and I had to put it in the garbage. Now I can say that I still haven’t had an abortion, but I wish I had.”
Just when you thought she couldn’t get any dumber, she surprises you.