“There was just no way I could have had a child back then, working as hard as we were constantly working,” Nicks said.
“And there were a lot of drugs, I was taking a lot of drugs… I should have left,” said the 72-year-old singer. “And I knew that the music we were going to bring to the world was going to heal the hearts of so many people and make people so happy.”
“And I thought: you know what? It’s really important, ”she said. “There isn’t another group in the world that has two lead singers, two lead female writers. It was my world’s mission.
“The right to abortion was really the fight of my generation,” said Nicks, who said recently deceased Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg was her hero. “If President Trump wins this election and puts in the judge he wants, she will absolutely ban it and push back women into routed abortions.”
Many were appalled by Nicks’ revelation and disagreed with her assessment that her career was more important than loving and caring for the child she had aborted.
Stevie Nicks says Fleetwood Mac wouldn’t have become what he did without his abortion and that his music was more important to the world.
Kylie Jenner got pregnant at age 19, had her baby and is still the world’s youngest billionaire.
You don’t need an abortion to be successful
– Alex Clark (@yoalexrapz) October 16, 2020
“Justify the murder. What!? Talk show host Jesse Lee Peterson tweeted.
Justify the murder. What!? Not cool.
Stevie Nicks: There wouldn’t be a Fleetwood Mac “If I hadn’t had this abortion” https://t.co/pqXSKeWxHA via @ BreitbartActualités
– Jesse Lee Peterson (@JLPtalk) October 15, 2020
And that’s the problem with our society – children are seen as a burden, as something that will keep you from achieving your goals.
Children and success are NOT mutually exclusive. (See Amy Coney Barrett for a perfect example) .https: //t.co/n0gqVS0DMM
– Alana Mastrangelo (@ARmastrangelo) October 15, 2020
Nicks, who is said to have undergone a total of four abortions, is not without regret.
“To give up four [babies] it’s giving up a lot of things that would be here now, ”Nicks admitted in a 1992 Vox Magazine interview.
“It really bothers me a lot and really breaks my heart. But they’re gone, so… ”she continued. “But I couldn’t because I was too busy. And I had all these commitments.
“Some women have no interest in becoming mothers, but Stevie Nicks doesn’t,” said Kyle Smith of National Review.
“She really wanted to be a mother, badly,” Smith wrote. “Witness the gently horrifying soft-rock classic ‘Sara’, the only rock song I can think of in which the singer thinks he actually killed another human being. Neither Bob Marley nor Eric Clapton really shot the sheriff, but Nicks killed Sara, and that’s what gives the song a frenzy of regret.