Chelsea Handler Admits Having Abortion at 16, Slams Teen Mom and 16 & Pregnant

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Lots of people are not fans of the Teen Mom phenomenon. Add Chelsea Handler to that list, and for some surprisingly personal reasons, she revealed.

The E! star described her own personal ordeal with teen pregnancy and the choice that changed her life in an interview with the New York Times.

“We need to be focusing on other things. We’re seeking out such grossness in human behavior and want such mindless entertainment," she says.

"The Real Housewives of Atlanta and some of these other shows are just racist. Or 16 and Pregnant. Getting rewarded for being pregnant when you’re a teenager? Are you serious? I mean, that makes me want to kill somebody.”

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Chelsea Handler knows this situation personally, confessing that she was a pregnant teen who exercised her right to choose, which she's grateful she has.

“I had an abortion when I was 16. Because that’s what I should have done,” Chelsea blantantly states. “Otherwise I would now have a 20-year-old kid."

"Those are things that people shouldn’t be dishonest about.”

You have to hand it to the Handler. She does not mince words and is not shy about who she is, even if that means a lot of people won't like what she is.

Regardless of her view on the issue of choice, do you think Chelsea makes a point that teen pregnancy being too glamorized? Discuss in the comments ...


I'll just say this to all teenage girls....No offense to what I'm gonna say but it's for your own safety and responsibility big time. If you're gonna ave sex and if you teenage girls are under age....please use a condom!!!


Abortion shows what we humans are capable of all in the name of it being legal. It shows that many have become so dumb that they would let the choices that goverment make define what is right and wrong, rather than think on their own. Being pro life and not pro abortion(pro death) let the human escape the guilt of the bloodshed of the times on a particular type of innocent people.


the fact is that 16 and Pregnant galmourizes teen preganancy pure and simple
There are teenagers intentionally getting pregnant just to have a shot on this show. Either way you look at it - ITS SICK
and as a side note- dont think CS cares what anyone thinks- it was her body - her right to CHOOSE.


Abortion is just an easy way out for not owning up to ur responsibility! if ur grown enough 2 open ur legs then ur grown enough 2 take care of a baby! and yes a fetus does have a hearbeat at 6 weeks cause i heard my babys heart beat at dat amount of time. 16 and pregnant in my opinion is a good show dat shows da difficulties of bein a mother if ur an adult or a teen.


Chelsea Handler is no role model and shouldn't be telling others what to do with their lives. After all, isn't it all about "pro-choice" (and choice includes choosing to put the child up for adoption)? Of course, some, including me, will argue that the child's interest counts as well. The problem is people will argue vehemently about when the fetus becomes a child. But if we're handing out advice, how about saying that most kids are too immature to start having sex. But if they do, they need to use birth control. Let's start there before we start pushing abortion as the answer.


i had my first child when i was 14 it was hard and some days were harder then others but we worked threw it all and i have to say she now is a beautiful 17 year old young lady i never once thought about abortion and im glad i didnt. I think if you are raped then yea you should consider abortion but when you lay down and have sex you know what could happen either give the baby up for adoption or take care of it DO NOT go killing your baby,You Reap What You Sow...


I don't agree with Chelsea Handler about a lot of things, but I'm in total agreement over this. I can't believe there hasn't been more of an outcry that MTV decided to air another season of Teen Mom. It's the most irresponsible thing I've seen in a long time, creating a media frenzy aroung young moms that should be focusing on parenting for the first time. And the Season 1 reunion show was ludicrous. Dr. Drew trying to bully Maci into taking back baby daddy Ryan though he treated her like sh*t and flat out said he didn't even love her. Because in his opinion it would have been the best thing for the baby. Right!


Handler made the right choice. I sure as hell wouldn't of wanted her for a mother.


Well in texas they passed a law about if you get an abortion the doctor HAS to tell you about the baby if it has limbs and whatnot before you kill it and make you look at the sonogram...fucked up right?


How is she? Lol

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Chelsea Handler Biography

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Livingston, New Jersey
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Chelsea Joy Handler