Seeking the 'Spirituality of Abortion' at Harvard Divinity School
A Harvard Divinity School student, Kassi Underwood, shared about her post-abortion pain and spiritual-but-not-religious efforts to transcend her grief in an article published on the school's website in March 2017. While the purpose of the article was essentially to promote Underwood's memoir, one can't help but lament the young woman's faltering attempt to mask the loss of her child with self-defined spirituality and Eastern religious rituals.
After describing her circumstance as a 19-year-old undergraduate student whose abortion wrought heartache, loss, and drug and alcohol addiction, Underwood set out on a journey to uncover what she calls the "spirituality of abortion" through religious rituals. She explained:
I didn't even know I needed to grieve until a Buddhist abortion therapist named Ava Torre-Bueno told me. She told me every choice involves loss....
I don't think there would be any story at all about 'healing begins with salvation through Jesus Christ' as mentioned in a previous post.
No, this "spiritual-but-not-religious" method is what gets people's attention and is the preferred method today.
I'm sure stories are told in the Catholic media telling of their 'healing after an abortion after praying to the Virgin Mary' and in the Mormon media about 'healing after feeling a warmth in their heart'
""I didn't even know I needed to grieve until a Buddhist abortion therapist named Ava Torre-Bueno told me. She told me every choice involves loss. ...""
This choice was murder and evil.
The western nations are killing hundreds of unborn infants. God will hold the nations culpable on judgment day.
Psalm 106:36 And they served their idols: which were a snare unto them. 37 Yea, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters unto devils, 38 And shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and of their daughters, whom they sacrificed unto the idols of Canaan: and the land was polluted with blood. 39 Thus were they defiled with their own works, and went a whoring with their own inventions. 40 Therefore was the wrath of the LORD kindled against his people, insomuch that he abhorred his own inheritance."
"Most saddening about Underwood's account is her understanding of God. She asserts:
Fraught as "God" may be, I use this word because people tend to have some context for it. I could have used any wordâ€”love, trust, universe, higher self, energy, him, her, they. I think it's more like: Where is God to me? God is in and through everythingâ€”unless I'm in a bad mood.
Healing after abortion is possible, but not through Eastern mysticism rituals and secular teachings. At the 2018 March for Life I marched beside post-abortive Silent No More women holding "I Regret My Abortion" signs. As many of these post-abortive women attested at the March for Life, healing and wholeness after abortion starts with salvation through the blood of Jesus Christ."
Col1:"12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: 13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: 14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: 15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: 16aFor by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth,"
Life - God's gift & dominion. "redemption through his blood"