'Stop giving Lena Dunham platforms' - Twitter users blast actress over abortion comment

'Stop giving Lena Dunham platforms' - Twitter users blast actress over abortion comment

Lena Dunham

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Lena Dunham has prompted fury from the online masses after saying on a podcast that she wished she'd had an abortion - even though she's never had children.

The actress made the comments on a podcast during a visit to Texas Planned Parenthood. In the speech, she praised the bravery of women who had terminated their pregnancies, saying that she needed to put her own stigma of the issue aside. 

Despite her speech being intended to de-stigmatise abortion, the comments have been widely condemned. While the actress has apologised on Instagram for the remarks, Twitter users remain angry. 

See some of their comments below: