- The Washington Times - Friday, October 16, 2020

Singer Stevie Nicks declared in a new interview that Fleetwood Mac never would have survived if she hadn’t had an abortion during their rise to fame.

Ms. Nicks terminated a pregnancy while dating Eagles singer Don Henley in 1979, one year after Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours” won a Grammy Award for Album of the Year.

In an interview Wednesday with The Guardian, Ms. Nicks, a recovering addict, said a child never would have fit in with her rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle.

“If I had not had that abortion, I’m pretty sure there would have been no Fleetwood Mac,” she said. “There’s just no way that I could have had a child then, working as hard as we worked constantly. And there were a lot of drugs, I was doing a lot of drugs … I would have had to walk away.

“And I knew that the music we were going to bring to the world was going to heal so many people’s hearts and make people so happy,” she continued. “And I thought: you know what? That’s really important. There’s not another band in the world that has two lead women singers, two lead women writers. That was my world’s mission.”



Ms. Nicks said abortion had been on her mind a lot lately since the death of her “hero,” Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

“Abortion rights, that was really my generation’s fight,” she said. “If President Trump wins this election and puts the judge he wants in, she will absolutely outlaw it and push women back into back-alley abortions.”

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