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Chelsea Handler Defends Playboy Op-Ed About Having Two Abortions After Receiving Criticism Over Tone of Article

Chelsea Handler Defends Playboy Op-Ed About Having Two Abortions After Receiving Criticism Over Tone of Article

Originally posted 06/28/2016 11:00PM

Chelsea Handler revealed a vulnerable moment from her teenage years in a Playboy editorial published on Monday, in which she shares that she had two abortions at the age of 16.

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Chelsea Handler Reveals She Had 2 Abortions at Age 16

Chelsea Handler Reveals She Had 2 Abortions at Age 16 in Playboy Essay

Originally posted 06/27/2016 03:05PM

Chelsea Handler is highlighting how America's reproductive laws helped her rectify "irresponsible" teenage decisions with a "thoughtful" one.

In a personal essay for Playboy's "Freedom Issue," Handler opens up about two abortions she had at age 16 – a subject she has long been candid about.

As a teen, Handler says she got pregnant after having unprotected sex with her boyfriend. "I just thought, 'Why not?' I can have a baby. Maybe I'll have twins and give them rhyming names," she details. "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."

In a new revelation, she explains that she got pregnant once again later that year and was barely able to afford another $230 (Planned Parenthood's fee for a "safe abortion").

"Getting unintentionally pregnant more than once is irresponsible, but it's still necessary to make a thoughtful decision," writes Handler, 41. "We all make mistakes all the time. I happened to f--- 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."

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Holly Madison Opens Up About Rejoining the Dating Pool After Hugh Hefner Split

Originally posted 05/24/2016 11:50AM

Holly Madison is more than just a Girl Next Door.

After packing her bags and leaving the Playboy Mansion in 2008, Madison was ready to get back into the dating pool, but she feared that "outside judgment" about her past relationship would haunt her.

"I had just spent so many years living in fear of judgment and what other people think, and it was finally just letting go of that," Madison told PEOPLE Now. "It kind of set me free, so that was a big lesson."

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Kendra Wilkinson Admits She Did 'Freak Out' a Little at the Overwhelming Response to That Stretch Mark Pic

Originally posted 05/13/2016 03:45PM

Kendra Wilkinson has always been happy to show some skin – even when it has stretch marks.

The Kendra on Top star joined the body-beautiful conversation on Mother's Day when she showed off her stretch marks in a photo captioned, "Look what my 2 babies did... They made me happy. #happymothersday."

Though the picture received tons of support, Wilkinson admitted to PEOPLE Now on Friday that she does get intimated by the huge response.

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Kendra Wilkinson Blasts Holly Madison in Shocking Rant: She Wasn't Living in Fear [Having Sex With Hugh Hefner] for a Paycheck

Originally posted 05/12/2016 12:55PM

Kendra Wilkinson and Holly Madison's relationship just got even worse.

In an exclusive interview for PEOPLE, Madison revealed that she was in constant fear while living at the Playboy Mansion with former boyfriend Hugh Hefner.

"I was trying to sell this image of 'Oh everything is so great here,' but I was miserable inside," she said. "There was so much competition among the other women. I learned not to confide in certain people. There was a lot of fear."

On Thursday, Wilkinson, 30, stopped by PEOPLE Now and blasted her former Girls Next Door costar and her new book The Vegas Diaries, which details Madison's journey after she left the Playboy world.

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Keith Hefner, Hugh Hefner's 'Dear Brother and Best Friend,' Dies at 87

Keith Hefner, Hugh Hefner's 'Dear Brother and Best Friend,' Dies at 87

Originally posted 04/08/2016 07:40PM

Keith Hefner, the younger brother of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, died on Friday at his home in Beverly Hills at the age of 87.

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Kendra Wilkinson on How She Managed to Date While Living at the Playboy Mansion: 'I Would Go to Hotels Down the Street'

Originally posted 03/30/2016 11:55PM

Kendra Wilkinson was put in the hot seat about her time at the Playboy mansion during Wednesday's Kocktails with Khloé

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Jenny McCarthy Reveals the Surprising Place Where Her Playboy Dreams Took Hold

Originally posted 03/30/2016 11:30AM

Jenny McCarthy had very humble beginnings before she found fame in the pages of Playboy.

In an exclusive sneak peek at Wednesday's Donnie Loves Jenny, McCarthy revisits the surprising place where she first dreamed of centerfold stardom – the Chicago convenience store where she worked for most of her teens.

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Hugh Hefner's Wife Crystal Diagnosed with Lyme Disease: 'I Have a Long Road Ahead of Me'

Hugh Hefner's Wife Crystal Diagnosed with Lyme Disease: 'I Have a Long Road Ahead of Me'

Originally posted 03/07/2016 07:00PM

Crystal Hefner has been diagnosed with Lyme disease.

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Hugh Hefner's Son Rails Against the Decision to Ban Nudity in Playboy

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Hugh Hefner's Son Rails Against the Decision to Ban Nudity in Playboy

Originally posted 02/11/2016 11:25AM

Hugh Hefner's son Cooper Hefner is frustrated with the decision to drop nudity from Playboy, which he says has put him at odds with the magazine's board.

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