'If I hadn't had that abortion, there'd be no Fleetwood Mac': Stevie Nicks fears for women's rights

Stevie Nicks has spoken out her fears that a second term with Donald Trump as president would impinge on women's rights, reflecting on her own decision to have an abortion in the late 70s. 

In an interview with The Guardian, the Fleetwood Mac star asserted: "If I had not had that abortion, I'm pretty sure there would have been no Fleetwood Mac," referring to the pregnancy she terminated in 1979 while dating The Eagles' singer Don Henley.  

"There's just no way that I could have had a child then, working as hard as we worked constantly," Nicks said. 

"And there were a lot of drugs, I was doing a lot of drugs… I would have had to walk away." 

Nicks said she knew Fleetwood Mac's music would "heal so many people's hearts and make people so happy," something she felt was "really important". 

"There's not another band in the world that has two lead women singers, two lead women writers," Nicks said she thought at the time. "That was my world's mission."

The 72-year-old rockstar added that abortion rights was "her generation's fight". 

"If President Trump wins this election and puts the judge [Amy Coney Barrett] he wants in, she will absolutely outlaw it and push women back into back-alley abortions."

Last month, Nicks mourned the death of her "hero", Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, whom Barrett has been nominated by Trump to replace. 

"I wanted to meet her. I wanted to hold her hand and give her a huge hug and thank her for all she had done for women, and for all she would continue to do," Nicks wrote on Twitter at the time. 

Elsewhere in the piece, Nicks said people had told her she would be difficult to be in a relationship with due to her confidence.

"People would say to me: 'It would be very hard to be Mr Stevie Nicks.'," she said. 

"And I'm going: Well, yeah, probably, unless you were just a really nice guy that was really confident in himself, not jealous of me, liked my friends, enjoyed my crazy life and had fun with it. 

"And, of course, there are very few men like that. I'm an independent woman and am able to take care of myself, and that is not attractive to men."