Stevie Nicks recalls her abortion to pursue her “World’s Mission"

music news 22/12/2020

In an interview with The Guardian, Stevie Nicks threw it back to when she chose to not go through with her pregnancy in 1979 when she was with The Eagles' Don Henley.

Fleetwood Mac was still riding high on the success of their albums at the time and the both of them were at the peak of their careers. Stevie Nicks said:

If I had not had that abortion, I'm 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. 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. 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 noted during the interview that abortion rights were her generation's fight and if President Trump won the election and appoints the judge he wanted, abortion would absolutely be outlawed and push women back into back-alley abortions.

At 72 years old, Stevie Nicks still reckons she's still not willing to give up her career.