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, …

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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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Abortion Survivor’s Mother Speaks Out

By Secular Pro-Life Many of our readers are familiar with the name Melissa Ohden. A longtime friend of Secular Pro-Life, Melissa is probably the most outspoken abortion survivor in the United States. She has testified before legislative bodies about her birth following a saline abortion procedure in the late 1970s, and she is the founder …

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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. …

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The pro-abortion mind is utterly incapable of seeing the humanity we share with babies who survive an abortion

By Dave Andrusko National Right to Life ran a series this week in which we contrasted the upbeat theme of each night’s gathering of the Democratic National Committee convention with the dreadful outcome for unborn children if Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris win on November 3 Their anti-life animus does not end at allowing …

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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 …

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“I was left to die as medical waste” Abortion survivor’s testimony prompts questions around ‘failed abortions’

By SPUC—the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children A woman who was discarded as medical waste and left to die after surviving the abortion procedure which was intended to kill her, has re-told her testimony, prompting questions around the issue of ‘failed abortions’ and survivors.  John Deighan, SPUC Deputy Chief Executive said: “Testimonies regarding …

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