John Legend speaks out in favour of abortion rights and talks about his wife Chrissy Teigen’s miscarriage.
John Legend talked about his own experience
For those who were unaware, the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade sparked a debate about the same topic in the US. The superstar talked about his own experience with his wife Chrissy Teigen’s miscarriage in 2020, a model and TV personality.
Anyone who has dealt with pregnancy knows none of this is casual or frivolous, the artist said in an interview with David Axelrod, “Anyone who’s dealt with pregnancy knows none of this is casual, none of this is frivolous. And it’s so intimate, and it’s so personal,” he said. “Why do we want our government involved in those decisions?”
John Legend spoke to stringent abortion laws in several places that have restricted patients access to common miscarriage care.
Due to stringent anti-abortion legislation, one Texas lady, for example, was compelled to carry foetal parts inside her for two and a half weeks after miscarrying last year.
John Legend said:
“Anyone who has a miscarriage, after all that trauma, all that pain, all those tears we went through, to then have the local DA or local law enforcement do an investigation and make sure the miscarriage was approved by the state … to have the government involved in that conversation in any way is so offensive to me.”
They revealed the loss of their child
Teigen and Legend revealed the loss of their child in 2020 due to problems throughout the pregnancy. The third kid of the couple, whom they had begun calling Jack, was roughly halfway through Teigen’s pregnancy.
Teigen published a moving essay on the devastating loss and spoke out about the difficulties of her miscarriage.
Luna and Miles, who were both born through IVF, are the two people’s children. They recently revealed that they are expecting another child.
The star hopes he can use his platform to advocate change. “I’ve grown over time in understanding how to use my celebrity and how to use the power that I have and the reach that I have and the resources that I have to actually make change,” Legend said.
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