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Dear Lena Dunham,
I am saying this in the nicest way I possibly can; you make me sick to my stomach. This week on your podcast you exclaimed, “I can say that I still haven’t had an abortion, but I wish I had.” Seriously? Who in their right mind wishes to go through that?! As a person who believes that we all have the right to life from conception to natural death, I am flabbergasted that you would say this. Not to mention, I feel horrible for the women that have had to go through the hardships of abortion. I assume it was not easy or fun for these women as they made one of the hardest decisions of their lives. You wishing you had an abortion downplays and discounts what these women have gone through.
Your claim is basically saying that you are upset that you have not had the opportunity to kill and innocent life. Every human being deserves the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness and for me, that includes when children are in their mother’s wombs with their hearts beating.
You say that you feel bad as a pro-choice woman to not have had that experience because you feel “unblemished” and it “creates a stigma” around abortions being bad. Yes, you’re darn right girlfriend, there is a stigma around abortion. It is not something someone should take lightly. It isn’t the norm, or at least shouldn’t be.
You openly call yourself an “abortion rights activist” How is abortion a right? Nowhere is a right to abortion mentioned in the Constitution. I know you probably think I’m extreme and might chalk me up to an anti-choice conservative. I think it’s extreme that you think something a child with a heartbeat isn’t considered alive. I think it’s extreme that you wish you would have gone through the hardships of having an abortion. I think it’s extreme that you think there should be no negative stigma around abortion.
Lena, you have your First Amendment right to say whatever you’d like. You can hold any opinions you wish to hold, but I will not stay quiet when you continually say disgusting and vile things like this. It’s unfair and a slap in the face to the millions of mothers who have had children. It’s unfair and a slap in the face to the women who have had abortions. It’s definitely unfair and a slap in the face to the average of 58 million children who did not get a chance at life due to abortion.
I have three little words to sum it up perfectly: Bless. Your. Heart.