Stevie Nicks, the two-time inductee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, has claimed in a recent interview that the world would have been deprived of the ‘happiness’ and ‘healing’ her singing career produced if she had not had an abortion four decades ago:
Legendary singer Stevie Nicks said in a recent interview with The Guardian that if she hadn’t aborted the child she conceived with Eagles singer Don Henley in 1979, she’s “pretty sure there would have been no Fleetwood Mac.”
“There’s just no way that I could have had a child then, working as hard as we worked constantly,” said Nicks.
“And there were a lot of drugs, I was doing a lot of drugs … I would have had to walk away,” said the now-72-year-old singer. “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,” she claimed. “There’s not another band in the world that has two lead women singers, two lead women writers. That was my world’s mission.”
“Abortion rights, that was really my generation’s fight,” said Nicks, who declared that recently deceased Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg was her hero. “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.”
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 aborted.
Nicks, who reportedly has had a total of four abortions, is not without regret.
“To give up four [babies] is to give up a lot that would be here now,” admitted Nicks in a 1992 Vox Magazine interview.
“So that 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 that isn’t the case with Stevie Nicks,” explained National Review’s Kyle Smith.
“She did want to be a mother, very badly,” wrote Smith. “Witness the gently horrifying soft-rock classic ‘Sara,’ the only rock song I can think of in which the singer muses about having actually killed another human being. Neither Bob Marley nor Eric Clapton really shot the sheriff, but Nicks did kill Sara, and that’s what infuses the song with a delirium of regret.”
This article neglects to mention that Stevie Nicks, most likely in one of her drug-fueled moments of mania in that ill-fated year of 1979, allegedly plagiarized parts of the above-mentioned song about her aborted child, “Sara” — and was sued by the original composer.
And it’s only fitting that she aborted a child of the Eagles Don Henley — who co-wrote the 1970s anthem to cocaine delirium titled “Life In The Fast Lane” — and who went on to “date” a series of porno actresses on the L.A. party circuit.
Less than a year later, in 1980 perhaps after being so distraught over Stevie aborting his child, Don Henley was arrested after a 16 year-old girl died in his home of a drug overdose — but his powerful lawyers and connections made this inconvenient mess disappear, blaming the victim by characterizing her as a “prostitute”.
Stevie Nicks has long been rumored to be involved with black magic and witchcraft — which she has all-but admitted to in many interviews over the years.
Ironically, 1979 was arguable already past her artistic peak with Fleetwood Mac — after the albums Fleetwood Mac (1975) and Rumours (1977), the quality of Stevie Nicks’ output fell off dramatically — and by the end of the 1980s, she was officially “irrelevant” in the music scene — only to be resurrected on baby boomer nostalgia tours years later.
But one thing remained consistent in her career long “After The Glitter Fades” — abortions, black magic and drug addiction — and Stevie’s Jewish feminist hobgoblin and patron saint, Ruth Bader Ginsberg would, no doubt, approve.