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Friday, October 16, 2020

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

Fleetwood Mac singing sensation Stevie Nicks said in a recent conversation with a reporter from The Guardian that if she hadn’t aborted the child she conceived with the Eagles’ Don Henley, “there would have been no Fleetwood Mac” — there would have been no music magic.

But how does she know that for sure?


God works in mysterious ways. He could’ve doubly blessed her — triply blessed her — ten-times blessed her and the group, if only she had gone forward with the birth.

If only she had put her faith above, on the unseen, rather than on the things of this material world.

And that’s the sad and sorry story of all abortions: No matter how solid and sensible the decision seems, it’s never sure. There is always the “what if.” There will always be the question mark that dangles.

“If I had not had that abortion,” Nicks, 72, said, The Blaze reported, “I’m pretty sure there would have been no Fleetwood Mac. There’s just no way that I would 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 [from the band].”

Perhaps.

But perhaps that would have been the golden ticket for Nicks.

Perhaps as great a voice as she’s been for Fleetwood Mac, perhaps taking a walk away from the band at that time — to give birth — would’ve allowed doors to open later that would’ve led to even greater blessings. For all, not just for her.

This is the bleak reality of abortion.

No matter how right the decision to abort seems at the time, it’s never a sure thing. It’s never a certainty.

God — if God had been allowed to enter into the decision-making process, if God had been invited as a factor — could have not just provided, but blessed. Blessed mightily.

But with abortion, the mothers never know.

Neither does the world.

And that’s a deep sorrowful shame the defenders of abortion would like ignored.

• Cheryl Chumley can be reached at cchumley@washingtontimes.com or on Twitter, @ckchumley. Listen to her podcast “Bold and Blunt” by clicking HERE. And never miss her column; subscribe to her newsletter by clicking HERE.


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