No matter which side of the abortion debate you’re on, Kassi Underwood will challenge your beliefs.
In her book, “May Cause Love: An Unexpected Journey of Enlightenment After Abortion,” she admits her abortion was emotionally painful, which pro-lifers will like. But she claims her abortion led to enlightenment and brought her closer to God, which sounds progressive. She grieved her abortion and the loss of her baby, which may resonate with conservatives. But she was guided through her grieving process by a Buddhist abortion therapist, which feels progressive.
Underwood doesn’t seem to mind that her story makes both sides squirm because she doesn’t even like there are “sides.” She believes that both the pro-life and pro-choice camps get things wrong and have caused damage by politicizing the issue. Here we discuss how her story overturns common myths, and why she believes abortion has a “spiritual purpose.”