frances bean.jpgWhen I think of dead stars Heath Ledger and Kurt Cobain, I think how comforted their families must be to have a piece of them left here on earth in their daughters, conceived in imperfect circumstances.
And a convenient abortion was recommended for at least 1 of them, according to the New York Post, May 28:

Frances Bean Cobain – the 15-year-old daughter of rockers Courtney Love and Kurt Cobain – would have been aborted in the womb if Love’s handlers had had their way, an upcoming book claims….

In Bumping Into Geniuses, a memoir about the music business, Danny Goldberg, former CEO of Warner Bros. Records who also managed Kurt’s band Nirvana, reveals how he and a group of Love’s inner circle – worried about her heroin use during pregnancy – plotted an intervention.
During a meeting with a doctor at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center’s chemical dependency program, 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,” writes Goldberg. That didn’t sit well with Love, who exploded.
“You’re not telling me to have a [bleep]-ing abortion, are you?” asked Courtney, her voice rising with her trademark hostile whine. “I mean I’m pro-choice, but that doesn’t mean that anyone has the right to tell me to have a [bleep]ing abortion.”

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[He] suggested that it might not be safe for the baby, and Courtney, who was only 6 weeks pregnant, went into a confrontational mode. “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 fetus. Courtney looked triumphant as she towered over the doctor seated at his desk.
Courtney did stop using heroin, and Frances Bean was born in perfect health on Aug. 18, 1992. Love had no comment on the book. In an interview last year, Frances Bean said: “People are fascinated by me, but I haven’t done anything . . . I’m not my parents.”

Another mom, like Nicole Richie, whose maternal instincts gave her strength to battle off personal demons.
[HT: proofreader Angela and; photo of mom and daughter courtesy of Reuters; photo of family in 1993 courtesy of People]

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