An open letter from an abortion survivor to the daughter of “Jane Roe”

By Melissa Ohden Editor’s Melissa, an old friend, miraculous survived a saline abortion in 1977. She has told her story of reconciliation with her biological mother all over the world. including at many NRL National Convention. She is also the founder of The Abortion Survivors Network. I asked to ponder the decision after all these …

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Validation for men unable to save their unborn children

By Melissa Ohden Editor’s note. This appeared on Melissa’s blog. Melissa, an abortion survivor, is a published author who has testified before Congress and spoken all over the world, including many times National Right to Life’s annual conventions. “When I heard you talking tonight about how often coercion and force happen in abortions, it really …

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Camaraderie, mutual love and connection found at the first-of-its-kind abortion survivors retreat

By Melissa Ohden, as told to Dave Andrusko Imagine it taking multiple decades and a steady accumulation of credible evidence for your story to be acknowledged, believed, cared about, and fought for.  Imagine existing in a world where the very thing that nearly ended your life is normalized.  Imagine an opportunity to finally come to …

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Giving a voice to abortion survivors

By Melissa Ohden Editor’s note. This appears in the May digital edition of National Right to Life News, “the pro-life newspaper of record.” 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” …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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