‘My Abortion Saved My Life’: Singer Halsey Pens Essay Against Roe Reversal, Shares Personal Experience

Halsey shared a personal essay about abortion which seemed to suggest that she would have died without getting one.

The 27-year-old “Without Me” singer penned the article for Vogue this month. Like many other abortion activists, Halsey conflates procedures following a miscarriage with abortion and insinuates that those medical procedures would be outlawed following Roe v. Wade being overturned. 

The Daily Wire already debunked these claims in depth. Abortion is the direct and intentional killing of an unborn child, while miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy treatments, and procedures done post-miscarriage do not qualify as abortion.

Halsey, who uses she/they pronouns, welcomed a baby named Ender in July 2021 with boyfriend Alev Aydin. The Vogue essay addressed the singer’s journey to motherhood, including receiving a procedure following a miscarriage.

“I miscarried three times before my 24th birthday. It seemed a cruel irony that I could get pregnant with ease but struggled to maintain a pregnancy,” Halsey shared with the publication. 

“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 continued.

“How funny that while my own heart would amount to nothing more than a series of involuntary movements on an operating table, a beating heart in my womb could mean I couldn’t consent to saving my own life,” the “So Good” singer wrote in the essay.

“This is what some people who wish to see the end of abortion rights believe is right. 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. In fact, I have never felt more strongly about it,” she wrote. 

Halsey stated, “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.”

The singer previously stated that having a child did not change her views on abortion or being a woman. “I thought pregnancy would give me very strong, binary feelings about ‘womanhood’ but truly it has leveled my perception of gender entirely,” Halsey wrote on Instagram in February. 

“My sensitivity to my body has made me hyper aware of my humanness and that’s all. Doing a remarkable thing. And it’s grand. I hope the feeling lasts. I cook a lot, sleep even more, and read lotssss of books. I miss my family. And you guys too! bye for now.”

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