The right for women to be able to do what they like with their own bodies has once again become a huge topic of contention in the USA, as President Trump pushes to have abortions made harder for women in the country and to replace liberal Supreme Court Justice Ruth Badger Ginsburg with conservative, Christian, Amy Coney Barrett, who will almost certainly rule to overturn Roe v. Wade.
In a new interview with The Guardian, Fleetwood Mac’s lead singer, Stevie Nicks, has condemned the president for his stance on abortion, saying that if she hadn’t had access to an abortion 1979, just two years after the band released its epochal album Rumours and at the height of their fame, there would be no Fleetwood Mac as we know it today.
“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.”
“If I had not had that abortion, I’m pretty sure there would have been no Fleetwood Mac,” Nicks, who was dating Don Henley, the singer from the Eagles, at the time, continued. “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.”
She continued, “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.”