Lena Dunham said on the latest episode of her podcast that she wishes she'd had an abortion to fight the "stigma around this issue."
"Something I've thought about a lot is the fact that there is stigma around abortion," Dunham said on her podcast "Women of the Hour" December 14.
The "Girls" creator recounted visiting a Planned Parenthood in Texas several years ago where a young girl asked her to join a project where women share their stories of abortion.
"I sort of jumped," Dunham said. "'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."
It was then, Dunham said, she realized "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 in this department."
She added, "Now I can say that I still haven’t had an abortion, but I wish I had."
Many people took to Twitter to express their outrage at Dunham's comments.
.@lenadunham FYI an abortion is not something you "get to have." It's an awful experience one SHOULDN'T wish for like a gift from Santa 😑🙄— s a s h a (@kisslow) December 20, 2016
@lenadunham should never be able to brag about having an abortion it's sad that u think this would make u more authentically pro-choice— s i h (@Susanna_I_H) December 20, 2016
I can't even imagine how offensive Lena Dunham's comments are to women who actually had to go through abortions— KFC (@KFCBarstool) December 20, 2016
@KFCBarstool I can't tell if her consciously making these comments would be worse or being so out of touch she doesn't even realize it.— Andrew Rodriguez (@RodriguezAJ100) December 20, 2016
@lenadunham you're honestly the worst kind of feminist and no one should want an abortion that isn't just like a fun little choice¿??— Nora Baron (@bambibaron) December 20, 2016
A rep for Dunham did not return FOX411's request for comment.