Why IS It Wrong I Was Aborted (even if it “failed”)?

By Melissa Ohden

Editor’s note. This appeared on Melissa’s blog. As most of our readers know, Melissa was aborted in the seventh month but survived. She has shared her story around the world

Why It’s Wrong I Was (unsuccessfully) aborted:

5)̶ ̶B̶e̶c̶a̶u̶s̶e̶ ̶I̶’̶m̶ ̶n̶o̶w̶,̶ ̶a̶s̶ ̶a̶n̶ ̶a̶b̶o̶r̶t̶i̶o̶n̶ ̶s̶u̶p̶p̶o̶r̶t̶e̶r̶ ̶c̶a̶l̶l̶e̶d̶ ̶m̶e̶,̶ ̶a̶ ̶“̶s̶u̶c̶c̶e̶s̶s̶ ̶s̶t̶o̶r̶y̶,̶”̶ ̶a̶s̶ ̶a̶ ̶w̶r̶i̶t̶e̶r̶,̶ ̶s̶p̶e̶a̶k̶e̶r̶,̶ ̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶M̶a̶s̶t̶e̶r̶’̶s̶ ̶l̶e̶v̶e̶l̶ ̶p̶r̶e̶p̶a̶r̶e̶d̶ ̶s̶o̶c̶i̶a̶l̶ ̶w̶o̶r̶k̶e̶r̶

4̶)̶ ̶B̶e̶c̶a̶u̶s̶e̶ ̶I̶’̶m̶ ̶f̶r̶e̶e̶ ̶o̶f̶ ̶d̶i̶s̶a̶b̶i̶l̶i̶t̶y̶ ̶o̶r̶ ̶l̶o̶n̶g̶ ̶t̶e̶r̶m̶ ̶h̶e̶a̶l̶t̶h̶ ̶c̶o̶n̶s̶e̶q̶u̶e̶n̶c̶e̶s̶ ̶a̶s̶ ̶a̶ ̶r̶e̶s̶u̶l̶t̶ ̶o̶f̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶p̶r̶o̶c̶e̶d̶u̶r̶e̶

3̶)̶ ̶B̶e̶c̶a̶u̶s̶e̶ ̶i̶t̶ ̶w̶a̶s̶ ̶f̶o̶r̶c̶e̶d̶ ̶u̶p̶o̶n̶ ̶m̶y̶ ̶b̶i̶r̶t̶h̶m̶o̶t̶h̶e̶r̶,̶ ̶a̶s̶ ̶o̶p̶p̶o̶s̶e̶d̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶b̶e̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶h̶e̶r̶ ̶c̶h̶o̶i̶c̶e̶̶

2̶)̶ ̶B̶e̶c̶a̶u̶s̶e̶ ̶i̶t̶ ̶w̶a̶s̶ ̶l̶a̶t̶e̶-̶t̶e̶r̶m̶

1) Because I’m a human being, with inherent dignity and value.