It isn’t every day that people come forward to admit that they’ve had an abortion.
Comedian Chelsea Handler however has opened to Playboy about having two abortions at the age of 16.
Chelsea who used to date rapper 50 Cent said she got pregnant twice by the same guy and even though she won’t have minded her having the babies, her parents took her to get abortion. But she has never looked back nor regretted not having the kids.
From the essay, you can tell that she is very much for women’s rights to have abortions.
Read excerpts from the essay after the jump
I wasn’t really playing with a full deck of cards, and when I got pregnant I just thought, Why not? I can have a baby. Maybe I’ll have twins and give them rhyming names! Of course, the idea that I would have a child and raise it by myself at that age, when I couldn’t even find my way home at night, was ridiculous. My parents recognized that, so they acted like parents for one of the very first times in my life and took me to Planned Parenthood. I felt parented, ironically, while I was getting an abortion. And when it was over, I was relieved in every possible way.
And I didn’t have just one abortion; I had two in the same year, impregnated by the same guy. I didn’t have the money the second time. I had to scrape together the $230 to pay Planned Parenthood, but it was a safe abortion. Getting unintentionally pregnant more than once is irresponsible, but it’s still necessary to make a thoughtful decision. We all make mistakes all the time. I happened to fuck up twice at the age of 16. I’m grateful that I came to my senses and was able to get an abortion legally without risking my health or bankrupting myself or my family. I’m 41 now. I don’t ever look back and think, God, I wish I’d had that baby.