50+ Celebrities Who Had Abortions People
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50+ Celebrities Who Had Abortions

List Criteria: Famous people who have spoken openly about having an abortion - or are rumored to have had one

List of Celebrities Who Had Abortions, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. An abortion is the termination of pregnancy by the removal of a fetus. The practice is controversial and has been the subject of much debate in politics. Many people believe that abortions should be illegal no matter what the circumstance and many others believe that a woman should have the right to choose.

Who is the most famous person who had an abortion? Marilyn Monroe tops our list. The “Some Like it Hot” star supposedly had 12 abortions by the time she was 29. Also, there are allegedly FBI files that claim that Monroe had an abortion less than 15 days before her death. It is thought that one of the Kennedy brothers were the father. Other actresses from Hollywood's golden era that have had abortions include Judy Garland, Ava Gardner and Fay Wray.

Many modern celebrities have been outspoken about their choice to have an abortion. Whoopi Goldberg performed an abortion on herself using a coat hanger at age 14. Chelsea Handler has given interviews discussing how she became pregnant and age 16 and she got an abortion after encouragement from her parents.

What do you think about these celebrities being outspoken about their experiences? Share your thoughts in the comments section.
The List
  1. Chelsea Handler has spoken openly about having an abortion at age 16.

    about... Age: age 39
    Birthplace: Livingston, New Jersey, United States of America
    Profession: Television presenter, Comedian, Television producer, Model, Screenwriter + 2 more
    Institution: Livingston High School
    Height: 5'6"
    Born: 1975
  2. Suzanne Somers almost bled to death after giving herself an illegal abortion. She later married her partner at the time, her current husband, Alan Hamel.

    about... Age: age 68
    Birthplace: San Bruno, California, United States of America
    Profession: Businessperson, Author, Actor, Singer, Writer
    Institution: University of San Francisco, Lone Mountain Campus, Capuchino High School
    Height: 5'5"
    Born: 1946
    Medical Conditions: Dyslexia
    Suzanne Somers : see more
  3. Sharon Osbourne has said that the biggest mistake of her life was having an abortion at age 17. She later had three miscarriages and believes that they were caused by damaged to her cervix during the procedure. Osbourne also gave birth her three children, Aimee, Jack, and Kelly Osbourne.

    about... Age: age 62
    Birthplace: Brixton, London, United Kingdom
    Profession: Businessperson, Television producer, Promoter, Film Producer, Talent manager + 5 more
    Institution: Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts
    Height: 5'2"
    Born: 1952
    Medical Conditions: Bulimia nervosa
    Sharon Osbourne : see more
  4. Whoopi Goldberg supposedly used a coat hanger on herself to perform an abortion at age 14. She gave birth to her daughter, Alexandrea Martin, when she was 17. Goldberg became a grandmother at age 34 when Alexandrea gave birth at age 16.

    about... Age: age 59
    Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America
    Profession: Talk show host, Comedian, Television producer, Singer-songwriter, Film Producer + 5 more
    Institution: Tisch School of the Arts, Washington Irving High School, HB Studio
    Height: 5'4"
    Born: 1955
    Medical Conditions: Dyslexia, Endometriosis
    Whoopi Goldberg : see more
  5. In his book Marilyn, Norman Mailer wrote that Monroe's photographer, Milton Greene, says that Monroe had at least 12 abortions by the time she was 29.

    about... Age: Died at 36 (1926-1962)
    Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    Profession: Film Producer, Model, Actor, Singer, Showgirl
    Institution: University of California, Los Angeles, Actors Studio, Van Nuys High School
    Major/Field Of Study: Literature, Art
    Height: 5'5"
    Died: 1962
    Cause Of Death: Barbiturate overdose
    Place Of Death: Brentwood, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    Born: 1926
    Medical Conditions: Endometriosis
    Marilyn Monroe : see more
  6. Vanessa Williams spoke about having an abortion when she was a teen in an interview with "Nightline." She later gave birth to her four children between the ages of 24 and 27.

    about... Age: age 51
    Birthplace: Millwood, New York, United States of America
    Profession: Record producer, Film Producer, Model, Actor, Voice acting + 2 more
    Institution: Horace Greeley High School, Syracuse University
    Height: 5'6"
    Born: 1963
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