Punk Rocker Kathleen Hanna: Abortion “Was One Of The Best Things To Happen To Me”

kathleenhannaIn a recent article on The Frisky punk rocker Kathleen Hanna described how abortion effected her life:

  1. “I really credit [my abortion] as something that changed my life”
  2. “I don’t regret it at all,” and,
  3. “…it was one of the best things that happened to me”

Later on in the article she credits her abortion to her music career, saying that if she wouldn’t have had an abortion she wouldn’t have graduated High School or College let along being able to perform in bands such as Bikini Kill, Le Tigre and Julia Ruin.  Why would a feminist activist sell herself so short if she had birthed her child, relegating herself to managing a McDonald’s as opposed to accomplishing her goals and having a music career?  If we are pro-woman shouldn’t we be empowering woman to succeed in life, even as a mom as opposed to taking the route of aborting your own child?

Although she claims to not think about her child, saying, “I don’t think, ‘Oh, I really regret it,” and “…I’m not one of those people who’d have looked back and been like, ‘Oh, that kid would be 30 right now’,” she is thinking about her child.  Kathleen, maybe you think abortion was great for you and that it changed your life – the abortion wasn’t great for your child.  Unfortunately it also changed your child’s life.  You will never be able to bring you child back.

Please keep Kathleen Hanna in your thoughts and prayers – that she will be healed from her abortion.