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Comedian Chelsea Handler revealed in a personal essay for Playboy that her decision to have two abortions as a 16-year-old shaped her life into what it is today. Handler, who has starred in a bunch of shows with her name as the title including Chelsea Does, Chelsea Lately and most recently, Chelsea, talks about the importance of Roe v. Wade and having access to safe and legal abortion.

In her essay for Playboy's "Freedom" issue, she wrote,

I was going through a very bad stage in my life. I hated my parents and I was having unprotected sex with my boyfriend, who was not someone I should’ve been having sex with in the first place, never mind unprotected sex. 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.