Dun­ham talks of ‘wish’ to have an abor­tion

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS - — Dou­glas Ernst — David Sherfinski

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.


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