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‘Girls’ Calls Baby A Parasite

Abortion-obsessed Lena Dunham’s Girls, airing on HBO, refers to an unborn baby as a “parasite” during an episode called What Will We Do This Time About Adam?

The character of Hannah, played by Dunham, is more than 20 weeks into her pregnancy when her friend Elijah refers to the baby as a “parasite growing inside of you.” He makes the reference before offering to find a clinic for Hannah to have the baby aborted.

“Oh, God. Hannah, this is gonna be a real mindf*** for me if you wanna get an abortion right now,” he says. “I mean … I’ll do it. I think there’s about two doctors in America that do it at this stage in your pregnancy, but I’ll find them.”

As noted by Newsbusters‘ Dawn Slusher, Girls referred to the unborn baby as a parasite once before, right after Hannah finds out she’s pregnant. “Hannah’s baby was compared to a lentil bean which Hannah casually tossed behind her back dismissively after staring at it intently on the end of her finger,” writes Slusher.

Moreover, there are not, unfortunately, only “two doctors” available to perform late-term abortions; there are actually over 120 clinics in the United States providing gruesome abortions past 20 weeks.

As noted by Life News, “At 20 weeks, the unborn child has all the parts in place – the pain receptors, spinal cord, nerve tracts, and thalamus – needed for transmitting and feeling pain. The unborn child responds to touch as early as week 6; and by week 18, pain receptors have appeared throughout the child’s body.”

Still, there were a reported 5,770 late-term abortions performed on pain-capable babies here in the U.S. in 2013 alone, according to Centers for Disease Control data.

Dunham herself has publicly longed to have an abortion, so although the show is engaging in grotesque euphemistic language to refer to an unborn child, it’s still surprising Girls has yet to kill off Hannah’s baby with the feminist sacrament of abortion.

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