Courtney Love's abortion warning
- Bang Showbiz
- 27 May 2008
Courtney Love was advised to abort Kurt Cobain's child.
The Hole singer fell pregnant in 1992 and was advised that her drug use could harm the unborn baby.
Former Warner Bros records boss - and ex-Nirvana manager - Danny Goldberg claims in a new book that: "the doctor tried to give clinical advice, suggesting to Courtney that it was not a great idea to have a baby while dealing with addiction."
"He suggested that it might not be safe for the baby, and Courtney, who was only six weeks pregnant, went into a confrontational mode, saying: 'Is that a medical fact, or is that just your opinion? I want to see it in a medical book.' She was interested in medical facts, not a sermon.
"He sheepishly acknowledged that at this early stage of pregnancy a woman could discontinue heroin use with no physical or psychological damage to the foetus.
"Courtney looked triumphant as she towered over the doctor seated at his desk."
Courtney stopped taking heroin and daughter Frances Bean was born in perfect health later that year.
Nirvana frontman Kurt - who married Courtney in February 1992 - committed suicide in April 1994.
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