Halsey recently reflected on their experience with pregnancy after the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade changed women’s ability to freely get abortions. In an open letter in Vogue, the singer revealed they had three abortions after struggling to carry children to term.
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. My answer is firmly no. In fact, I have never felt more strongly about it. “
Halsey explained that the pregnancies they experienced were life-threatening, and if it had not been legal to abort them, they may not be alive today.
My abortion saved my life and gave way for my son to have his. 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. ”
Halsey gave birth to their first child in July 2021, revealing that their miscarriages came with complicated processes of termination.
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. ”
Just days before Halsey wrote the article, the singer told fans to leave their concert if they supported the Supreme Court’s ruling.
If you’re mad in this audience right now, and you’re sharing statistics on Instagram and infographics and saying, ‘That’s really f * cked up,’ what you should do instead is should be sharing stories about how you’ve benefited from abortion somehow. ”