Lily Allen speaks out about abortion and says women don't need to 'justify' it

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GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 25: Lily Allen performs as a surprise guest of Olivia Rodrigo on the Other stage during day four of Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 25, 2022 in Glastonbury, England. (Photo by Joseph Okpako/WireImage)
Lily Allen said people don't have to justify having an abortion. (Joseph Okpako/WireImage)

Lily Allen has spoken out about abortion in the wake of the controversial Roe v Wade decision, saying some people – herself included – just didn’t want a baby.

The ‘Hard Out Here’ singer weighed in on Instagram amid a backlash after the US Supreme Court voted to overturn a landmark 1973 law that gave pregnant women the right to choose abortion.

Posting on her Instagram Story, Allen, 37, said people should not have to justify terminating a pregnancy.

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“I wish people would stop posting examples of exceptional reasons for having abortions,” she said.

“Most people I know, myself included, just didn’t want to have a f****** baby.

“AND THAT IS REASON ENOUGH! WE DON’T HAVE TO JUSTIFY IT.”

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 13: Lily Allen attends the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival Chanel Arts Dinner at Balthazar on June 13, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
Lily Allen has two daughters. (Taylor Hill/Getty Images)

She went on: “It shouldn’t have to be said, and I think all these examples just play into the hands of the baddies.”

At the weekend, Allen performed at Glastonbury, joining singer Olivia Rodrigo on stage to perform her song 'F*** You' in response to the ruling.

GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 25: Olivia Rodrigo and Lily Allen perform on the Other stage during day four of Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 25, 2022 in Glastonbury, England. (Photo by Joseph Okpako/WireImage)
The star joined Olivia Rodrigo on stage at Glastonbury. (Joseph Okpako/WireImage)

Afterwards she said she was delighted that her daughters Ethel, 10, and nine-year-old Marnie “got to see their mamma play and slay Glastonbury with their favourite pop star”.

“They were very proud and so was I,” she said.

The singer shares her two children with her ex-husband Sam Cooper.

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK - MAY 14: Lily Allen and David Harbour attend Netflix's
Lily Allen is married to David Harbour. (Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for Netflix)

The pair tied the knot in 2011 but in 2018 it was announced that they had divorced and gone their separate ways.

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Allen started dating Stranger Things actor David Harbour in 2019 and they got exchanged vows in Las Vegas in 2020.

Watch: Olivia Rodrigo and Lily Allen deliver message to Supreme Court during surprise Glastonbury performance

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