The always hilarious Chelsea Handler opened up about a serious subject recently – abortion. The ‘Chelsea Lately’ host revealed that she had an abortion when she was 16-years-old, and feels she made the right decision for herself.
Handler admits that when she first found out she was pregnant she wanted to keep the baby. “I was so delusional,” the comedian told Rosie O’Donnel on Wednesday. “I was like, ‘I’m ready for a baby.'” However, Chelsea soon realized that she was wrong, and took her parents advice.
“You’re throwing your entire life away,” they told her. “You’re supposed to create a life for yourself. We want you to enjoy your life, and not be raising a child, and we’re certainly not going to raise it for you.” While Chelsea Handler says she doesn’t regret her decision to have an abortion, it’s hard not to wonder if she would have hit it big after being a teen mom.
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