Halsey Says Having an Abortion ‘Saved My Life’ in Powerful Letter About

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn , Halsey is reflecting on the abortion that saved her life.

The pop star, who has been open about their struggles with endometriosis and experiencing a miscarriage in the past, revealed they miscarried three times before turning 24. “It seemed a cruel irony that I could get pregnant with ease but struggled to maintain a pregnancy,” Halsey wrote in an open letter on . “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.”

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Halsey welcomed their first child, son Ender Ridley Aydin, with partner Alev Aydin in July 2021. During the third trimester, Halsey rewrote their will. “After my past experiences, I was prepared for the worst,” they explained. Thankfully, the “So Good” singer experienced a “beautiful labor.”

“When Ender was born, the world went silent. My body, which I had loathed for years for routinely ‘failing,’ had done everything right,” Halsey wrote. “My life’s long chapter of miscarriages and abortions was reduced to a page in that moment. It was simply divided into ‘before’ this moment and all things that would come after it. Years of blood and pain and misery from near-perilous and unwanted pregnancies, then the euphoria of chosen motherhood.”


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