( 4UMF NEWS ) Chelsea Lately Talks Abortion At 16:
Chelsea Handler has revealed she had an abortion at the age of 16, and insists she doesn’t regret her decision.
The 36-year-old comedienne said in an interview on The Rosie Show that her parents encouraged her to get an abortion when she unexpectedly fell pregnant as a teenager.
She said: ‘I was so delusional. I was like, “I’m ready for a baby.” They told me, “You’re throwing your entire life away. 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.” ‘
When presenter Rosie O’Donnell then said she had heard from some people that abortions can ruin a person’s life, Chelsea said: ‘I wouldn’t be a good mother.
‘You should do whatever you want with your body and you shouldn’t let anyone tell you what to do.’
In the interview, Chelsea also opened up to O’Donnell about the tragic death of her older brother when she was ten years old.
And while Chelsea grew tearful as she recalled the terrible incident, she also told of the ways in which the tragedy has helped her to grow as a person.
Chelsea said of her brother Chet: ‘He was hiking in the Grand Tetons and he literally fell like 80 feet off a cliff.’
She said she had a difficult time dealing with the shock, telling Rosie: ‘My family wanted to talk to me about it but I was just, like, cut off ‘cause I didn’t want to cry in front of anyone.’
She also went on to say that she became disassociated following the accident, saying: ‘That’s very unhealthy. It took a long time to, you know, kind of get over.’
The blonde was ten years old when Chet died, and she claimed that being the youngest of six children made it even more difficult to come to terms with her grief.
Chelsea told Rosie; ‘I was used to walking into a room and having everyone pay attention to me and I couldn’t get any attention. I was in pain too and I felt like no one was tending my pain.’
However the host went on to say: ‘I also look back at that as one of the most informing things of my life. You know, I don’t know what my family dynamic would be with my brothers and sisters if that hadn’t happened because we’re all so tight because of it.’
She added: ‘I don’t know that we would have been this close if everything was intact, no, I think you obviously grow together and bond together when you go through something like that, like a tragedy.’
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