Dunham talks of ‘wish’ to have an abortion
HBO “Girls” star Lena Dunham recently told fans of a “wish” to have an abortion as a means of becoming a purer political activist.
Listeners to Ms. Dunham’s “Women of the Hour” podcast last week heard the actor speak of her desire to better relate to the “selfknowledge” of women whose past includes abortion.
“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,” Ms. Dunham told her listeners on Dec. 15, The Blaze reported Tuesday. “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,” the “Girls” star continued. “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 … 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.” the people,” Mr. Barrack said on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.” “So, it’s very different.”
“This idea of [an] inauguration, right … the only democratic peaceful transition of partisan power in the world is a moment to display to the world,” he said. “Look what’s happening in the world. I mean, it’s a nightmare, right? Everywhere.”
“Everybody’s jumping to conclusions. He’s better than his billing. Give him a chance,” Mr. Barrack said.