Halsey admitted that abortion “saves[ her] life.”
The 27-year-old pop star – who welcomed son Ender in July 2021 with partner Alev Aydin – explained that before motherhood she suffered three miscarriages and one of them was actually an “abortion “because her body was unable to terminate the pregnancy on its own without serious risk to its own health.
She said: “I had a miscarriage three times before my 24th birthday. It seemed a cruel irony that I could get pregnant easily but had trouble maintaining a pregnancy. One of my miscarriages required a ‘follow-up’, a gentle way of saying that I would need an abortion because my body couldn’t completely terminate the pregnancy on its own and I would risk getting sepsis without medical intervention.”
The ‘Without Me’ singer – who was speaking following the overturning of the Roe v Wade ruling, which left millions of women across the US without access to legal or safe abortions – went on to insist that despite becoming a mother, she hasn’t changed her stance on dismissal and asserted that all women “deserve” the right to choose for themselves.
She told Vogue: “A lot of people have asked me if, since carrying a child to term after years of struggling to do so, I’ve reconsidered my stance on abortion. The answer is firmly No. In fact, I’ve never felt more strongly about My abortion saved my life and gave my son his own. Every person deserves the right to choose when, if, and how they live. this dangerous and upsetting experience. I will hold my son in one arm, and fight with all my might with the other.”