CNN makes Kassi Underwood out to be someone attempting to bridge gaps in the abortion debate by telling women it’s OK to feel bad abortion their abortions but not regret them.
In an interview with the news network, Underwood claimed to be trying to strike some sort of balance between the two sides by arguing that abortions often are painful – something abortion activists don’t often like to admit – but they also can be good and necessary for women – something pro-lifers would never agree with.
“The pro-choice movement has been fighting for years and abortion clinics are still getting shut down. The pro-life movement has been fighting for years and people have been having abortions for thousands of years. That doesn’t change when abortion is illegal. People still have abortions,” Underwood told CNN. ”So neither side is getting what they really need and what they really want.”
In reality, it’s not a balance at all but a set of contradictory beliefs that Underwood tries to pass off as some middle-of-the-road position. But Underwood is an abortion advocate; she told Women’s Health Magazine in 2017 that she “passionately” supports abortion.
Her position is rooted in her own unborn baby’s abortion death – something she struggled with for years and perhaps still does.
She aborted her unborn baby when she was 19, in college and struggling with alcoholism. For six years, she struggled with depression and nightmares related to her abortion. Eventually, she sought healing.
Now, Underwood describes her abortion as “transformational.”
“It was a transformational experience in my life to make that choice,” she said. “I had this fresh start where I had to rebuild my whole self.”
Here’s more from the report:
Underwood found herself with a message that neither side of the abortion debate could embrace – expressing grief over her abortion, but not regret.
She started studying at Harvard Divinity School and published a memoir called “May Cause Love” about her experience.
Underwood says it’s the book she wanted to read as a 19-year-old struggling with an unexpected pregnancy.
“It was the potential for a life that I was grieving but it was so much more than that,” Underwood says. “A lot of that pain was having conflicting beliefs.”
Today, she promotes those conflicting beliefs and abortion as a “spiritual teacher” and founder of an online post-abortion program.
Her intentions may be good. Countless women suffer emotionally after aborting their unborn babies, often silently. And they deserve to know that they can grieve for their aborted child and they can heal and find forgiveness.
But tragically, Underwood does not seem to address the true root of that grief: an unborn child’s unnecessary death. Abortion activists try to have it both ways, saying abortion is a complex emotional decision but also a simple one that is little different than having a tooth pulled. But it can’t be both. The reason so many women struggle with abortion is precisely because it kills their unborn child.
Pro-life advocates are ready and eager to help post-abortive women heal, but true healing comes by acknowledging the source of their pain – the intentional taking of their unborn baby’s life. And that is exactly what abortion activists do not want.