Lily Allen reveals she had an abortion, speaks out against Roe v. Wade reversal

Lily Allen revealed her abortion story Thursday while standing up for pro-choice advocates.

The “Smile” singer, 37, recounted her experience on her Instagram Story, arguing that no one should feel they have to “justify” terminating a pregnancy.

“i wish people would stop posting examples of exceptional reasons for having abortions. most people I know, myself included, just didn’t want to have a f–king baby. AND THAT IS REASON ENOUGH! WE DON’T HAVE TO JUSTIFY IT,” Allen wrote.

“It shouldn’t have to be said,” she continued, “and i think all these examples just play into the hands of the baddies.”

The Grammy nominee did not share when she had the procedure.

“WE DON’T HAVE TO JUSTIFY IT,” the singer wrote on Instagram.
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Allen, who shares daughters Ethel, 10, and Marnie, 9, with ex-husband Sam Cooper, has been outspoken about abortion rights since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last month.

Last weekend, she performed her song “F–k You” with Olivia Rodrigo at Glastonbury Festival and dedicated it to the justices who voted to reverse the landmark 1973 decision.

Allen has two daughters: Ethel, 10, and Marnie, 9.
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Allen had a miscarriage in 2008 and suffered a stillbirth two years later due to a life-threatening condition that caused blood poisoning.

After welcoming Ethel and Marnie in 2011 and 2013, respectively, she and Cooper divorced in 2018.

Allen and David Harbour wed in 2020.
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The “Fear” singer is now married to “Stranger Things” star David Harbour, whom she wed in Las Vegas in 2020.

Since Roe v. Wade was overturned, many celebrities have spoken out in support of a woman’s right to choose in addition to sharing their own abortion stories.