There are those that empathize others without putting in the effort to totally understand them, and those who wish that they really understand who they are empathizing.
Being one of those types of people is alright; it is only human to value each other’s lives.
However, it is outright inhumane to simplify other people’s life stories.
Despite the good intention behind Ms. Lena Dunham’s comment (to relate to women who had gone through abortion such as her mother and friends), her trifling comment implies that it is easy for anyone (including herself) to understand the emotional turmoil and stressful decisions that abortionists dealt with through impregnating oneself and signing the paperworks.
I hope that Ms. Dunham realizes that putting oneself into the shoes of others only makes you relatable to who you are mirroring on the outside, not inside.
Although I believe that killing people (including unborn babies) is never morally justifiable, I also believe that people have the right to control their lives.
I may not go through great lengths to understand abortionists, but I care about them and am trying to reflect my sympathy through this blog post.
I pray that those who are contemplating on and have decided on what to do with their child(ren) the very best.