Stevie Nicks slammed for saying Fleetwood Mac wouldn't exist without her abortion: 'Also true if your mom had it'

She said she underwent an abortion in 1979 after she got pregnant with then-boyfriend, Eagles singer Don Henley


                            Stevie Nicks slammed for saying Fleetwood Mac wouldn't exist without her abortion: 'Also true if your mom had it'
(Getty Images)

Songwriter and vocalist of the famous rock band Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks, opened up about how she underwent an abortion in 1979 after she got pregnant with then-boyfriend Eagles singer Don Henley, and how the decision went on to impact her as well as the band's future. 

Nicks spoke in reference to the ongoing confirmation hearing of Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett — the replacement for late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg — nominated by President Donald Trump, and how it could impact the historic verdict of Roe vs Wade, changing the course of abortion rights in the country. Nicks said in a profile dedicated to her by the Guardian that her career would have been quite different if she became a mother instead of aborting her child. 

"If I had not had that abortion, I'm pretty sure there would have been no Fleetwood Mac," she told the newspaper. "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." At the time, Fleetwood Mac was at its peak, having released the album 'Rumours' just two years before, which went on to become one of the bestselling albums of all time. In 1977, the band also released its 12th studio album, 'Tusk'. 

She added, "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. 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."

She also weighed in on the current political scenario of the country as women's rights were at the top of her mind ever since her “hero”, who was often dubbed the 'Notorious R.B.G', died on September 18. "Abortion rights, that was really my generation’s fight. 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," Nicks added.

Nicks' candid explanation of her decision to abort her baby did not go down well with social media users as many slammed her. Some of them chose to remind her that if Nicks' mother had also decided to abort her, she would not have had the chance to become a singer. "This is also true if Steve Nicks' mother had an abortion," one of them wrote, while another said, "Interesting that Stevie Nicks sees it that way, instead of 'If my mom had an abortion, there would have been no Fleetwood Mac.'"



 



 

Another commented, "How sad! What does it say about the womens movement. To have it all is to have an abortion. ACB had 5 children and adopted to 2 and is about to become a Supreme Court Justice. Who do you suppose has the more complete well rounded life." A fourth wrote, "As much as I love Fleetwood Mac, a human life will always outweigh a band. Also, she joined 7 years after they formed." Someone else remarked, "But why END your pregnancy? There are so many couples who yearn for a baby they can’t have otherwise. If you choose not to parent the child, fine, but have it for someone else then."



 



 



 

In a 2014 interview with Billboard she revealed the name she would have given the baby with Henley, had she not aborted it. "Had I married Don and had that baby, and had she been a girl, I would have named her Sara." 

MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) cannot independently verify the claims and does not support any opinions being made on the Internet.

If you have a news scoop or an interesting story for us, please reach out at (323) 421-7514