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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Why It’s Wrong I Was Aborted (Unsuccessfully)

By Melissa Ohden Editor’s note. This appears in the May digital edition of National Right to Life News. Please read the entire 40-page compilation of news stories, commentary, analyses, and editorial and pass them along to pro-life family and friends. 5. Not because I’m now, as an abortion supporter once called me, a “success story” as …

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An even greater appreciation for Mother’s Day

By Melissa Ohden Editor’s note. Melissa, a frequent contributor to NRL News Today, survived a saline abortion in 1977. She has shared her story all over the world, including at numerous National Right to Life conventions. The celebration of Mother’s Day is rife with heart-warming tributes to the women who make our world go around—the …

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Abortion survivor tells of two more miracles: her two daughters

By Melissa Ohden Editor’s note. This appeared in the February edition of National Right to Life News. Please share this story, and all the wonderful content, with your pro-life friends and family. To many, the January 24 March for Life may seem like “old news.” But is not for the hundreds of thousands who participated …

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Refusing to treat the abortion survivor with any less compassion and medical care than any other baby

“A newborn’s first and primary diagnosis is, it’s a baby.” By Dave Andrusko On Tuesday, NRL News Today posted three separate stories about a very important hearing conducted by the Senate Judiciary Committee—” The Infant Patient: Ensuring Appropriate Medical Care for Children Born Alive.” The intent was to highlight the need for legislation to extend …

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