Book Claims Daughter of Kurt Cobain, Courtney Love Almost Victim of Abortion

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   May 26, 2008   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Book Claims Daughter of Kurt Cobain, Courtney Love Almost Victim of Abortion

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by Steven Ertelt Editor
May 26
, 2008

Hollywood, CA ( — Claims from a new book are in the news today and it indicates 15-year-old Frances Bean Cobain almost became the victim of an abortion. Cobain is the daughter of rockers Courtney Love and Kurt Cobain and she could have been aborted if Love’s managers and staff had their way.

Danny Goldberg, a former CEO of Warner Brothers Records who was a manager for Cobain’s band Nirvana revealed the abortion controversy in his new book "Bumping Into Geniuses," a memoir about the music business.

Goldberg claims he and some of Love’s top people were worried about her drug use during the pregnancy and they reportedly tried to intervene and urge her to have an abortion of Frances.

The staff arranged a meeting with a physician 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," Goldberg wrote.

He says the idea for the abortion outraged Love, who takes a pro-abortion stance.

"’You’re not telling me to have a [bleep]-ing abortion, are you?’" Love asked, according to the book. She reportedly responded: "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."

Goldberg recalls, "[He] suggested that it might not be safe for the baby, and Courtney, who was only six 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 added, according to Goldberg.

"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," he explained.

Love eventually stopped using heroin and Frances was born in August 1992.

The New York Post reported that Love had no comment on the contents of the book.

Goldberg currently manages Love and his book is slated to hit stores in September.