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Chelsea Handler Defends ‘Life-Saving’ Planned Parenthood

by | Feb 16, 2017

By Katie Yoder

Chelsea Handler

Chelsea Handler

She isn’t joking around this time. Comedian Chelsea Handler is ready to “fight” for “life-saving” abortion giant Planned Parenthood.

The day before Valentine’s Day, Medium published an essay by Handler, “Protect Planned Parenthood,” in which she defended America’s largest abortion provider.

“[W]omen’s health and reproductive rights are under attack like never before,” Handler stressed, pointing to the push to defund Planned Parenthood as well as Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch who likely “won’t defend a woman’s right to choose.”

But she still had hope.

“If you’re feeling demoralized, you’re not alone,” she continued. “But when things get bad, we get loud, we march and we fight — just like we did the day after inauguration.”

Handler was referring to the pro-Planned Parenthood Women’s March on Washington. She hosted a sister march in Utah to “help send a message to the incoming administration that attacks on Planned Parenthood and our fundamental human rights are unacceptable.” …

She added, “[N]early all the care offered at Planned Parenthood health centers is preventive services and screenings.”

While she avoided the “a-word” (abortion), Handler revealed just last summer (to Playboy) that she had two abortions at Planned Parenthood as a 16-year-old.

“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,” she wrote at the time. “I’m 41 now. I don’t ever look back and think, God, I wish I’d had that baby.”

Even with that history, Handler hailed Planned Parenthood for its “life-saving” services in her February essay.

“So when some of our elected officials talk about defunding Planned Parenthood,” she insisted, “what they really mean is that they want to deny women, men, and their families access to potentially life-saving medical care.”

“I’m not going to sit back and let future generations be denied the same essential rights we have,” she concluded. (The “future generations” that make it past abortion, that is.)

Both Newsweek and Raw Story republished the Medium piece.

Categories: Abortion Celebrities