Discuss: Chelsea Handler Had an Abortion when She Was 16

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Chelsea Lately star Chelsea Handler may be freaking funny, but she’s also just plain real.

In an interview with the New York Times, Chelsea revealed, “I had an abortion when I was 16. Because that’s what I should have done. Otherwise I would now have a 20-year-old kid. Anyway, those are things that people shouldn’t be dishonest about it.”

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She resents MTV’s 16 and Pregnant, calling it “grossness” and “mindless”, saying, “Getting rewarded for being pregnant when you’re a teenager? Are you serious? I mean, that makes me want to kill somebody.”

What do you think of Chelsea? Do you think it’s brave that she talked about abortion? Does 16 and Pregnant reward pregnant teens? Discuss!

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  • Cecilia

    pro – life. nuff said.

    • Becca

      I agree

  • kristine

    i am all the way against abortions.if you think youre ready to have sex,then get on birth control or wear a condom.how careless people are astounds me.as for sixteen and pregnant, they are all idiots and they are just being rewarded for it.get off your backs and act like moms-kids dont ask to be born by idiots

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  • Becky

    I am glad she spoke publicly about it!!!! I had an abortion not even a year ago a few days before my 20th birthday. I am not ashamed of the choice I made, it wasn’t the time and it still isnt for me. I hate that people shun these girls and force them into silence and condemn them. We need to speak publicly about abortion as a society and we need to break the silence on the pain I, and other girls feel from this. It’s a struggle and instead of helping girls going through this society forces them into silence, shame and make them feel like they did something wrong. Every girl has her own situation and her own story, its every girls choice. I have been called a whore, a sinner, and a killer. I hold my head high, because even though I’m still in emotional pain, those people don’t know my story and my situation.

    • Becca

      I’m pro-life, but I don’t condemn women who have had abortions. I believe that they deserve love, counseling, and someone to be there for them. Because, I believe that its rough on the woman to carry that emotional baggage around and they don’t need to be shamed for the choice that they made and will carry around with them for the rest of their lives.

  • loxy

    The Show is soooooo DAM annoying… i cant even turn on my tv with out seeing it. Yes the show is kind of sick… its not really real… Teen Mom.. the girls get paid and they sit infront of the camra talking about how hard it is..LIKE NOOOO… u getting money,, something all the other teen moms who aren’t on tv dont get

  • Anonymous

    I think Chelsea was really brave to choose because honestly I don’t know if I could have a baby at 16 and I would want to get an abortion too even though I would feel so judged. I like 16 and pregnant but it does glamourize pregnancy a bit because you see the girls in appearances and on talk shows which is helping them a lot!

  • Brenna

    I think there’s kind of two sides to both things. Firstly, despite the fact that Chelsea may be “trashy” she had an abortion at 16! Could you do that? That’s kind of scary and really depressing. It kind of makes me have a little more respect for her, even though I don’t like her. Also, 16 and Pregnant could encourage girls to become pregnant as a teen. Which, for your info, is not great. But I agree with rene that it clearly displays how difficult that would be, which makes my opinion go two seperate ways.

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  • Taylor

    Don’t like Chelsea, she is a, well in a nicer way trashy. Those shows glamorize it, they show oh look, if you have a baby at 16, you can be on magazines, rich, and get all kind of expensive plastic surgery. They should be mature enough to have sex, and obviously there weren’t.

  • rene

    I don’t think 16 and pregnant is bad. I don’t think it inspires girls to get pregnant either. I think it’s a good thing to show so young girls see how hard it is to be pregnant so young and it shows how they end up not having that fairy tale ending with the guy and how they lose their friends and how much time and money is required to have a baby.