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List of Celebrities Who Had Abortions 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.

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

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  1. Chelsea Handler has spoken openly about having an abortion at age 16.

    Born: 1975
    Birthplace: Contiguous United States, Livingston, United States of America, New Jersey, DVD Region 1 + 1 more
    Nationality: United States of America
    Profession: Television presenter, Comedian, Television producer, Model, Screenwriter + 2 more
    Institution: Livingston High School
    Height: 5'6"
    Friends: Chuy Bravo, Jenny McCarthy
    Canoodled: Chuy Bravo
    Dated: Ted Harbert
    Wears: Terrell Wick
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  2. Suzanne Somers almost bled to death after giving herself an illegal abortion.

    Born: 1946
    Birthplace: Northern California, California, San Mateo County, San Bruno, Contiguous United States + 4 more
    Nationality: United States of America
    Profession: Businessperson, Author, Actor, Singer, Writer
    Institution: University of San Francisco, Lone Mountain Campus, Capuchino High School
    Height: 5'5"
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  3. Sharon Osbourne has said that the biggest mistake of her life was having an abortion.

    Born: 1952
    Birthplace: Brixton, Europe, South London, United Kingdom, London + 4 more
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Profession: Businessperson, Television producer, Promoter, Film Producer, Talent manager + 5 more
    Institution: Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts
    Height: 5'2"
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  4. Whoopi Goldberg supposedly used a coat hanger on herself to perform an abortion at age 14.

    Born: 1955
    Birthplace: New York City, Manhattan, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, New York + 3 more
    Nationality: United States of America
    Profession: Talk show host, Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, Singer-songwriter + 5 more
    Institution: Tisch School of the Arts, Washington Irving High School, HB Studio
    Height: 5'4"
    Friends: Chuck Norris
    Canoodled: Danny Glover, Alan Moore
    Dated: Michael Visbal, Eddie Gold, Frank Langella, David Schein, Ted Danson + 2 more
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  5. In his book "Marilyn," Norman Mailer says that Monroe's photographer Milton Greene says that Monroe had at least 12 abortions by the time she was 29.

    Born: 1926
    Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, Southern California, Contiguous United States, United States of America + 3 more
    Nationality: United States of America
    Profession: Film Producer, Model, Actor, Singer, Showgirl
    Institution: University of California, Los Angeles, Actors Studio, Van Nuys High School
    Height: 5'5"
    Cause Of Death: Barbiturate overdose
    Interment Location: Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery, United States of America, DVD Region 1, Los Angeles County, 90024
    Dated: Darryl F. Zanuck
    Place Of Death: Los Angeles, California, Contiguous United States, Greater Los Angeles Area, United States of America + 4 more
    Date Of Death: 1962
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