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 ...


@denise.... Trust me, a lot of people heard of adoption! Do you know how many children are out there waiting to be adopted by a loving family that will take them in an call them their own? Think of how messed up that kids brain will be when they are older. Think about when the kid hits their terrible 16s???? "Your not my mother!" "I'm adopted"!!! While their real mother gave them up because she wasn't ready to step up to the plate... !!! There are MORE then enough children now in foster homes just waiting to have a loving family call them their own! Facts people!!! And you my dear are dumb.


I understood her reasoning behind everything she said until she came out about the abortion. I mean, she's the one that CHOSE to spread her legs and she's the one who CHOSE to have sex. So when she got pregnant, she should have thought if her baby would have CHOSE to live or not. And she wants to talk about "grossness of human behavior"? To me, she is an abomination to this country for having that abortion. I don't care if the fetus wasn't formed enough to be considered a baby, its still a living creature, it still had a future. And whoever came up with abortions did not have GOD in his/her life. They were obviously possessed by the devil! Because whoever could kill a living vreature is a sick sick person!


@randyjackson. I'm with you!!! How is it considered murder if it doesn't even have a gender! These people are just all opinions and no facts!!!


I agree with Chelsea, glamorizing is so wrong.


I'm reading a lot of your comments an I notice you all pretty much think that having an abortion is wrong? Look at the news, look at the papers, look at this world! Do you know that between 100-400 kids are murdered each year between the ages of newborn-6? And in this case 60% of these children are murdered by their own mother? Look at the facts people! Some woman make mistakes, and maybe DO need an abortion before they end up killing their child out of the womb! You people are just a bunch of dummies and never look at the big picture. I think its their choice to have an abortion, and I'm ALL for it if they think their child will have a messed up life. All for it! I'd rather they kill their heart before a soul is born. Stop being so judgemental!


Ever hear of adoption????????????


If You are 16 and with child you have to have help to keep the child. Is there a daddy standing by? Is he 16 also? Babies have needs and can you, will you? You need to have a choice. If you are too young to make a commitment you need help.


a fetus is considered a baby after 12 weeks!!!most girls dont know they are pregnant till around that time so yes it is murder you dumbass!!!


Sorry I didn't realize I was talking to God. Only God can judge me not some morons who want to make decisions for other people. Seriously mind your businesses, the only people who understands a person's situation fully is the person and God...not YOU!


Kris, Please step off of you holy scooter. You don't know if God punishes anyone (that's your opinion). As a matter of fact, if a man comes up with an idea isn't it "God" that gave him the brain to produce that idea in the first place? Just to let you know, when an abortion occurs the fetus isn't even developed enough for it to be considered a baby. It doesn't even have a sex yet. In my opinion, we need more abortions on this planet as the ignorant are constantly breeding (see 16 and Pregnant). You can't un-invent abortion.

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Livingston, New Jersey
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Chelsea Joy Handler