What is the difference between a baby who is born prematurely and a baby fighting for life after a botched abortion? One is rushed to the NICU, the other is completely ignored.

By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation It was one of those Facebook posts which breaks your heart. A young mother who had just given birth to twins found out that one of her newborn baby boys was in medical trouble.  He was flown to a distant children’s hospital where he could receive …

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Baby ‘left to die’ after failed abortion in New Zealand

By Right to Life UK  A baby born alive after an unsuccessful late-term abortion was “left gasping without medical assistance for two hours before dying” at a hospital in New Zealand.  The incident follows the passing of the Abortion Legislation Bill introduced by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s Government in 2020, which introduced the most extreme …

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Abortion survivor Melissa Ohden: “Is there space in the abortion narrative for stories like mine, men and women who are alive today after surviving failed abortion procedures?”

Testimony in opposition to “Abortion Without Limits Until Birth Act” By Dave Andrusko We’ve written several stories about Wednesday’s meeting of the Senate Judiciary Committee in which (with two exceptions) the testimony senators heard sang hosannas to the so-called Women’s Health Protection Act. WHPA, of course, is designed to remove or nullify all legal protections …

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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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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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