Ashley Nicolette Frangipane popularly known as Halsey in a recent letter recalled how abortion saved her life. This is coming after the overturning of Roe V. Wade changed women’s ability to freely get abortions.
She reflects her experience with pregnancy, stated that the pregnancies she experienced were life-threatening, and if it had not been legal to abort them, she may not be alive today.
She also revealed that she had 3 abortions after struggling to carry children to term.
In a Vogue op-ed, Halsey wrote:
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.”
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.”
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.”