Lena Dunham used Instagram to share her thoughts on abortion
Lena Dunham has taken to Instagram to express her thoughts on female reproductive rights. The writer, actress and campaigner posted a picture of herself and Girls co-star Jemima Kirke, in a bath.
The picture of the two women was taken on the set of hit show Girls, back in 2012 when Jemima Kirke, who plays wild-child Jessa, was pregnant with her second child. Kirke has two children with husband Michael Mosberg, Rafella,six and Memphis, four.
Under the photo Lena wrote: ‘Throwback to summer 2012 on the set of Girls, when Jemima was pregnant with her second child. What’s so beautiful to me about this photo right now is choice- I got to watch my friend since childhood CHOOSE to become a mother. She had the personal and emotional resources to support that choice. She didn’t have her hand forced by lawmakers who would never understand her reality or respect her humanity. Sending love and strength to every woman around the world who is being denied that choice. We won’t stop fighting for you.’
As part of the Draw The Line campaign for women’s reproductive rights, Jemima Kirke opened up last year about having had an abortion. Kirke said, ‘My life was just not conducive to raising a healthy, happy child. I didn’t feel it was fair. So, I decided to get an abortion.’
Dunham, who turned 30 and released a surprise book titled Is it evil not to be sure? this week, has always been an passionate supporter of a woman’s right to chose.
Dunham’s second most recent Instagram post is a quote from feminist critic Anita Sarkeesian which reads ‘In the game of patriarchy women are not the opposing team, they are the ball.’ The picture is captioned ‘Respect the constitution and make Oklahoma safe for women (regram from @sarahsophief)’