The American singer Halsey shared that she suffered from 3 miscarriages before giving birth to her first child. Halsey had multiple pregnancy losses before giving birth. Halsey suffering multiple pregnancy losses has not lessened her support of abortion rights.
Halsey’s Stance On Abortion Rights
The singer has a son named Ender who will be turning 1 this month. She shared her views about the abortion rights of women in the USA.
“Many people have asked me if, since carrying a child to term after years of struggling to do so, I have reconsidered my stance on abortion. The answer is firmly no,” Halsey wrote. “In fact, I have never felt more strongly about it.”
The 27-year-old had previously spoken out publicly about one of her past miscarriages. She shared that she had suffered a miscarriage while she was on a tour in 2015. The singer “miscarried three times”. She added:
“It seemed a cruel irony that I could get pregnant with ease but struggled to maintain a pregnancy.”
“One of my miscarriages required ‘aftercare,’ a gentle way of saying that I would need an abortion because my body could not terminate the pregnancy completely on its own and I would risk going into sepsis without medical intervention. During this procedure, I cried. I was afraid for myself and I was helpless. I was desperate to end the pregnancy that was threatening my life.”
Halsey Says: Abortion Saved My Life
“My abortion saved my life and gave way for my son to have his,” Halsey wrote. “Every person deserves the right to choose when, if, and how they have this dangerous and life-altering experience. I will hold my son in one arm, and fight with all my might with the other.”
On June 26, two days after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, Halsey had performed a scheduled concert in Phoenix, Arizona. she said:
“Some of the people I’m looking at right now are going to need an abortion one day, and you deserve that,” Halsey said onstage. “Whether it’s a life-threatening situation or it’s not, you deserve it. And here in Arizona, you guys gotta promise me that you’re gonna do that work so that the person to the left of you and to the right of you has that right for the rest of their lives.”
After facing criticism for her onstage words, Halsey tweeted,
“The ‘people pay to see you sing not hear your views’ argument is so dumb. No, you paid to see me use a stage as a form of expression in the manner that I choose. Sorry, you lack the critical thinking to realize that the rhetorical power of music doesn’t always serve your escapism.”