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.

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  1. In April 2015, Jemima Kirke released a PSA video about her decision to get an abortion when she was a college student in 2007. “I still see shame and embarrassment around terminating pregnancies, getting pregnant—I still see it,” she says in the video. “So I have always been open about my stories, especially with other women.”

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    Age: age 30
    Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
    Profession: Painter, Actor
    Schools: Saint Ann's School, Rhode Island School of Design
    Children: Rafella Israel Mosberg, Memphis Kirke Mosberg
  2. Chelsea Handler has spoken openly about having an abortion at age 16.


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    Age: age 40
    Birthplace: Livingston, New Jersey, United States of America
    Profession: Television presenter, Comedian, Television producer, Model, Screenwriter + 2 more
    Schools: Livingston High School
  3. 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.


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    Age: age 69
    Birthplace: San Bruno, California, United States of America
    Profession: Businessperson, Author, Actor, Singer, Writer
    Schools: University of San Francisco, Lone Mountain Campus, Capuchino High School
    Children: Bruce Somers Jr.
    Medical Conditions: Dyslexia
  4. 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.


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    Age: age 63
    Birthplace: Brixton, London, United Kingdom
    Profession: Businessperson, Television producer, Promoter, Film Producer, Talent manager + 5 more
    Schools: Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts
    Children: Kelly Osbourne, Jack Osbourne, Aimee Osbourne
    Medical Conditions: Bulimia nervosa
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  5. 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.


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    Age: age 60
    Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America
    Profession: Talk show host, Comedian, Television producer, Singer-songwriter, Film Producer + 5 more
    Schools: Tisch School of the Arts, Washington Irving High School, HB Studio
    Children: Alex Martin
    Medical Conditions: Dyslexia, Endometriosis
  6. 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.


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    Age: Died at 36 (1926-1962)
    Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    Profession: Film Producer, Model, Actor, Singer, Showgirl
    Schools: University of California, Los Angeles, Actors Studio, Van Nuys High School
    Major/Field Of Study: Literature, Art
    Cause Of Death: Barbiturate overdose
    Place Of Death: Brentwood, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    Medical Conditions: Endometriosis
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