John Legend, Chrissy Teigen, abortion rights: ‘The authorities shouldn’t be concerned.’ John Legend speaks on abortion rights

In an interview with David Axelrod for CNN’s “The Axe Files” podcast, Legend described his personal expertise with spouse, mannequin and TV character Chrissy Teigen’s 2020 miscarriage.

“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 mentioned. “Why do we want our government involved in those decisions?”

Legend referenced strict abortion restrictions in sure states which have led to limits on sufferers’ capability to entry commonplace miscarriage care. One lady in Texas, as an illustration, was pressured to hold fetal stays inside her for 2 and a half weeks after miscarrying final 12 months due to strict anti-abortion legal guidelines.

“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,” he mentioned.

Teigen and Legend introduced that they’d misplaced their little one after being pregnant issues in 2020. Teigen had been about midway via together with her being pregnant with the couple’s third little one, whom they’d began calling Jack. Teigen was vocal in regards to the difficulties of her miscarriage, and wrote an emotional essay in regards to the traumatic loss.
John Legend pays tribute to 'humbling' Chrissy Teigen following baby loss
The two are mother and father to Luna and Miles, each conceived via IVF, and introduced on Wednesday that they’re anticipating one other little one.

Authorities involvement in reproductive rights is “nasty, it’s evil. It should not be even a discussion. The government should not be involved,” Legend mentioned.

In his interview with Axelrod, Legend emphasised the devastating experiences of sufferers who bear late-term abortions. “Anyone who makes that gut-wrenching decision at that point in the pregnancy, they’re only doing it because they have a serious reason to do it, whether it’s the health of the mother or the health of the child,” he mentioned.

The star hopes he can use his platform to advocate for 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.”