"An epic journey of spiritual healing, a hunt for enlightenment, integration, and release. We end this journey with her with this beautiful packet of pages—her voice, bound yet boundless, luminous and reaching out to others. Underwood’s story acts as a bridge to many women’s. It is a temple of prayers built in the terrain of grief.


"Brave and Unsparing. Underwood travels through uncharted and harrowing waters..." 


"An extraordinary contributionMay Cause Love is a powerful narrative for those who support abortion rights, people who call themselves 'pro-life,' and those who don't know where they fall or how they feel." 

—Katie Klabusich, REWIRE

"Underwood is a master storyteller. Her voice is clear and honest. Her words are hopeful, realistic, heartfelt, and at times gut-wrenching. She speaks from the top of the mountain, after having made the journey to the center of the earth." 

—Anna Jedrziewski, RETAILING INSIGHT

"I'm so glad this book exists. Rarely do we get to see a woman wrestling so honestly and openly with the complicated nature of what it means to have a choice." 

SARAH HEPOLA, New York Times bestselling author of Blackout

"Underwood wrote the book she had been longing for as a young woman. Full of rich emotions and excellent storytelling, Underwood's memoir of strength and healing reads almost like fiction. (It is also full of accurate medical and scientific research.) Underwood's spiritual journey explores several religions, making her experience more available to any reader. This will be an excellent resource for anyone struggling with an abortion or miscarriage, or for readers seeking to better understand those who have." 

BOOKLIST, starred review

"A profoundly compelling and necessary book. While reading May Cause Love, I found myself continually shocked that such a book has not already been written, that this experience shared by so many women in this country is not already available in myriad variations in every bookstore in America. But thank God a writer of such talent has finally told it; I can't imagine a more honest and thoughtful treatment of this subject." 

MELISSA FEBOS, author of Whip Smart and Abandon Me

"The Eat Pray Love of abortion memoirs. Completely audacious, in the most incredible wayimagine not only not apologizing for owning your own soul, but demanding to be transported to a higher plane. It was so refreshing and illuminating to read about abortion in these terms." 

KERRY CLARE, author of Mitzi Bytes 

"What is astonishing about Underwood's telling is not the facts of the story—plenty of young women find themselves in similar situations; plenty more find themselves undone by the unexpected emotional complexity of their lives—but the wisdom she seeks, finds, and shares... Underwood's story transcends common political division and religious definition. May Cause Love reminds us of the complex ways women make meaning in the world, find a way out of no way, and find liberation from suffering through naming and claiming their experiences.

—Bromleigh McCleneghan, THE RUMPUS 

"Hip, hilarious, and poignant—as well as politically astute." 

SUSAN SHAPIRO, New York Times bestselling author of Unhooked and Five Men Who Broke My Heart

"A poignant memoir... The author shines a personal light on the dilemma that women face when they have to juggle their own needs and desires with a biological accident that has the power to completely change their lives, whether they birth the child or not." 


"An instant classic for a new generation of feminists. With wisdom, compassion, and clarity, May Cause Love is a blazing arc of hope that points us to deeper questions about abortion and God—and more than a few radiant answers." 

LEAH VINCENT, author of Cut Me Loose

'No matter which side of the abortion debate you're on, Kassi Underwood will challenge your beliefs." 


"Graceful in its example of how someone can turn a painful experience into a moment of inclusive activism." 


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