Chelsea Handler Laughs About Her Abortion in Conan Interview

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Nov 1, 2012   |   6:05PM   |   Washington, DC

In an interview with Conan O’Brien last night talk show host Chelsea Handler laughed about the abortion she had as a teenager. Her antics on the program drew negative responses across Twitter and the Internet all day Thursday.

Video of Handler’s remarks follows:

Handler, the host of the popular late-night television entertainment show Chelsea Lately, admitted last year she had an abortion as a teen. She came under fire for her criticism of teen parents who did not also have an abortion.



She said she is not a fan of television shows like MTV’s Teen Mom that depict teenagers have children.

“People are too P.C.,” she told the Times. “We need to be focusing on other things. We’re seeking out such grossness in human behavior and want such mindless entertainment. The Real Housewives of Atlanta and some of these other shows are more racist. Or 16 and Pregnant.”

Handler told the Times, “Getting rewarded for being pregnant when you’re a teenager? Are you serious? I mean, that makes me want to kill somebody.”

It appears Handler already has, as she continued, “I had an abortion when I was 16. Because that’s what I should have done. Otherwise I would now have a 20-year-old kid. Anyway, those are things that people shouldn’t be dishonest about it.”