Giving a voice to abortion survivors

By Melissa Ohden Editor’s note. Melissa presented the following testimony in support of SB 405/HB 510: The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which the North Carolina Senate Committee on Health voted to approve. Melissa survived a “failed” saline infusion abortion in 1977. Gianna Jessen, another abortion survivor, also testified. Thank you so much for your time today, …

Continue reading "Giving a voice to abortion survivors"

Learning the truth about babies who survive abortions: ”Survivor: An Abortion Survivor’s Surprising Story of Choosing Forgiveness and Finding Redemption”

By Melissa Ohden Editor’s note. Melissa, the survivor of a “failed” saline abortion in 1977, speaks all over the world, including at numerous National Right to Life Conventions. She is an author, the founder of The Abortion Survivors Network,  and a contributor to National Right to Life News . Abortion survivors remain a mystery to …

Continue reading "Learning the truth about babies who survive abortions: ”Survivor: An Abortion Survivor’s Surprising Story of Choosing Forgiveness and Finding Redemption”"

Mercy and the Abortionist who tried to take my life

By Melissa Ohden Editor’s note. This appeared on Melissa’s blog. She survived a saline abortion in 1977 and has spoken all over the world, including multiple times at National Right to Life’s annual convention. She is a published author and has written for National Right to Life News Today and National Right to Life. “Dr. K.” The …

Continue reading "Mercy and the Abortionist who tried to take my life"

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 …

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

Initially resisting the nudge to action is to be expected. But follow through for your sake and the sake of others

By Melissa Ohden Editor’s note. As most of our readers know, Melissa survived a saline abortion in 1997. But what has happened in the years since is in some way almost more miraculous. She has testified before Congress, spoken all over the world and at many National Right to Life conventions, and founded The Abortion …

Continue reading "Initially resisting the nudge to action is to be expected. But follow through for your sake and the sake of others"

Abortion Survivors and Former Clinic Workers-More Alike than Different

By Melissa Ohden Editor’s note. Today’s look back at what appeared a year ago on NRL News Today originally was posted on the  blog of Melissa Ohden. Melissa is the survivor of a “failed” saline abortion in 1977. She speaks all over the world including at many National Right to Life Conventions. She has often written …

Continue reading "Abortion Survivors and Former Clinic Workers-More Alike than Different"

Timely medical care is of the utmost importance for a child who survives an abortion. It should not depend on which doctor is on call

Editor’s note. The following testimony was submitted a year ago by Melissa Ohden to a special House Committee that conducted a hearing Tuesday on “End Infanticide: Examining the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.” Mrs. Ohden is herself an abortion survivor. Thank you so much for your continued commitment to the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. …

Continue reading "Timely medical care is of the utmost importance for a child who survives an abortion. It should not depend on which doctor is on call"

I’m alive today because someone else’s “reproductive right” failed to end my life

By Melissa Ohden Editor’s note. This powerful piece by Melissa Ohden appeared a year ago today, NRL Legislative Director Jennifer Popik, JD, had written a thorough summary: “An abortion survivor testifies to House subcommittee of a subcommittee hearing held in the House of Representatives on June 4.”  The goal of subcommittee Democrats was to lament …

Continue reading "I’m alive today because someone else’s “reproductive right” failed to end my life"