Stevie Nicks, the legendary front-woman for Fleetwood Mac, has announced she believes the success of the band is attributable to her decision to abort her child in 1979.
In an interview with The Guardian, Nicks shared her thoughts on the upcoming presidential election, envisioning what a President Trump victory would mean for abortion rights.
"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," Nicks said.
The singer and songwriter then offered her own personal abortion story as an example of why legal abortion is necessary.
"If I had not had that abortion, I'm pretty sure there would have been no Fleetwood Mac," she said. "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."
The singer said she sees the decision as a blessing to the world.
"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," Nicks said, noting, "there's not another band in the world that has two lead women singers, two lead women writers. That was my world's mission."
Had Nicks given birth to Sara, she would be 41 years old.