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Lena Dunham blasts Texas abortion laws

Actress Lena Dunham has criticized Texas laws which place limitations on women's right to abortions following a vote to uphold them this week (beg08Jun15).

The Girls star took to Twitter.com to discuss the decision by lawmakers in a court on Tuesday (09Jun15) to uphold some of the toughest provisions of the state's abortion regulations.


Dunham used the microblogging site to rally women against the tightening of the law, which may lead to around half of the state's abortion clinics being forced to shut down, and urged female Texans to fight for their rights.


She writes, "What's happening to women and the right to choose in Texas is TERRIFYING. Let's educate ourselves so we can fight:... These politicians think they can trick us, via loopholes & false concern, into giving up our RIGHTS. They underestimate women & their allies... The broads I've met in Texas, well, let's just say I wouldn't wanna fight 'em. Love to those doing battle for us all."


Earlier this year (15), Dunham's Girls co-star Jemima Kirke threw her support behind a pro-choice organization by speaking candidly about her 2007 abortion.