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 rest my case, I'm done with this all its doing is making me angry


@emii I agree with you...if a mom wakes up one day and kills her 2 year old because she dont want to be a mom it is the same as a abortion either way they are doing it because they dont want to be a mother either way is wrong if you get an abortion god should not bless you with another child for the rest of your life


I agree with Emii its a whole different story when a women is raped or can die if they give birth. But just for you to go get one because you are to young and are not ready, but you were ready and old enough to have sex then you should be ready and old enough to pay the price.


randyjacksons!your fuckin stupid!my guess is that ur an immature lil teen?!?!i had a daughter at 18 and we are doin just great shes almost 5 now!!!you dont know what yoour talking about!


@armygirl so what your saying is your proud to be labelled a MURDERER of a human being that by 6 weeks has a fully functioning beating HEART and can feel PAIN! DISFUCKINGGUSTING people that get abortions should go to jail the only way I will ever shut my mouth when it comes to abortion is when a woman has been raped but I still don't think its right!


Abortion is never the answer! What are you people thinking? Its not the babys fault that you go and have sex when you are a teen and get pregnant. It is YOUR fault! YOU made YOUR bed and now YOU have to lay in it! I'm sicks of teen girls taking the easy way out but that easy way is murder! Its so sad and when ppl say oh that baby probably would of had a bad life anyway. You don't know that. So let's just kill it anyway. That's so hurtful. I hope God punishes whoever thought up abortion in the first place!


Obviously, Handler made the right choice. Which way would you choose? A) Screw up and have a baby at 16, never see the father again and end up working at IHOP to support your kid or
B) Have an abortion, learn from your mistakes, pursue your dreams and ultimately become a multi millionaire.


and yes 16 and pregnant and teen mom are both stupid shows!!!there is nothing cool about being a teen mom i understand that some girls dont think its cool it just happens but these shows are trying to make it look cool!!they should be cancelled!


@ armygirl so you are not ashamed that you let someone murder your child and if you dont think it is murder explain to me how it is differnt i would really like to know..


how can anyone say its ok to abort?your killing an innocent child!keep your legs closed if you dont want kids!and if you do get pregnant there are alot of people who cant have kids that would love to adopt!!!ABORTION IS WRONG!!!!NO MATTER WHO YOU ARE!

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Chelsea Handler Biography

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Livingston, New Jersey
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Chelsea Joy Handler