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Lena Dunham Wishes She’d Had an Abortion

In case there wasn’t already enough proof that abortion is the sacrament of the Left, actress Lena Dunham has offered the latest grotesque example. During the most recent episode of her podcast “Women of the Hour,” Dunham said she wishes she had procured an abortion so that she could more fully advocate “abortion rights.”

Dunham said she was raised by her mother to be pro-choice: “From an early age, she 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.”

She also claimed that there is a “cultural stigma” surrounding this issue and that “it’s hard to put an abortion on network TV.” Perhaps Dunham missed this heinous list at Salon, gushing over the top-ten “best abortion moments” on television in the past year alone, including one shown onscreen set to “Silent Night” and another that featured a cartoon song and dance entitled “Get Dat Fetus, Kill Dat Fetus.”

Dunham went on to describe the moment at which she realized she couldn’t properly champion “abortion rights”:

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.

She concluded, “Now I can say that I still haven’t had an abortion, but I wish I had.” For the extreme abortion supporters on the Left, it’s not enough that abortion is legal and accessible; it’s now become something of a trophy or a badge of honor that feminists can hold up to prove their dedication to women’s rights.

Here’s the episode of her podcast with the conversation in question. Some of these comments take place around the 1:30-minute mark, the others take place around the 14-minute mark.

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