• Fri, Feb 10 2012

Chelsea Handler Talks About Her Abortion

Chelsea Handler opened up about an abortion she had as a teenager on the Rosie O’Donnell show last night. Handler explains that she was 16 when she got pregnant, and was “delusional” in thinking that she could have a child at that age. Her parents, she says, told her she should get an abortion, and so she did.

Handler says that she has absolutely no regrets about it, although she emphasizes that everyone should be able to do what’s right for their own body. O’Donnell chimes in with a little bit of truth that rarely gets spoken on national television (in fact, just the word “abortion” as it relates to personal experience rather than political posturing rarely gets used on TV):

“You read all these things now with Roe v. Wade being challenged where there are people coming out saying, you know, ‘I had an abortion and it ruined me, it ruined my life,’ and I’m like, ‘that’s not the stuff I’ve heard from my friends who’ve had abortions.’…Not that it was a casual thing that they never think about again, but it wasn’t a life-defining negative thing.”

Watch the whole video here.

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  • kthy

    —–, is she? One of my friends told me he saw Kim Kardashian has a personal profile at an tallconnect site called—— ‘TallLoving. С’ o M–Many sexy photos were found
    on that site last week! I can’t beleive it! What happened?

  • Hannah Stevens

    I think this is great that she can open up about this and it gives young Mums some great advice! Well done!
    Nicola Chapman

  • Linda K

    I saw this interview and I was really moved by it, she is a very strong woman to go through that and talk about it live on TV, well done!

    Nicola Chapman

  • Nicola Chapman

    This is a wonderful interview to make young parents realise that abortoion isnt bad at all and sometimes being selfish isnt always the worse thing you can do as in the long run it works out for the best.

    Nicola Chapman