Editor’s note. The following testimony was submitted 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. I wish that …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"
By Dave Andrusko Most pro-lifers are familiar with the sterling work of Ryan Bomberger who, along with his wife Bethany, are the heart and soul of The Radiance Foundation. If you’ve ever attended one of his presentations or read one of his many works, you know Ryan talks about being a “factivist,” as opposed to …Continue reading "Tuesday’s hearing will expose the truth about the medical neglect of abortion survivors"
Editor’s note. The following powerful account was sent to NRLC’s Facebook account. “I Am Asiimwe Ronald, a student of Law at Bishop Stuart University, pursuing Bachelor of Laws in Uganda! My Mum never wanted to give birth to me due to poverty and the influence of my father who couldn’t afford to take care of …Continue reading "A Good Samaritan and another remarkable story of an abortion survivor"
By Nancy Valko Editor’s note. My family and I will be on our vacation through August 27. I will occasionally add new items but for the most part we will repost “the best of the best” — the stories our readers have told us they especially liked. I still remember my shock when nurse Jill …Continue reading "Why Can’t We Protect Babies who Survive Abortion?"
By Melissa Ohden Editor’s note. In 1977, Melissa survived a saline abortion. She will speaking at this year’s National Right to Life Convention. Please go to nrlconvention.com for information about registering. The following appeared on her Facebook page. Looking back at me on Facebook is the beautiful, smiling face of a young woman. She’s a …Continue reading "What “Failure” Looks Like"
By Sarah Terzo In a letter to Rep. Trent Franks, Melissa Ohden tells her story: “In August 1977, my biological mother, a 19-year-old college student, was forced to undergo a saline infusion abortion. My medical records from St. Luke’s Hospital in Sioux City, Iowa, indicate that she was believed to be approximately 20 weeks pregnant …Continue reading "Abortion survivor Melissa Ohden tells her story"
By Melissa Ohden Editor’s note. The following appeared on Melissa’s blog and is reposted with permission. Melissa, who speaks all over the world, survived a saline abortion in 1977. This is how I appeared the day I came home to my parents in October of 1977. My hair was starting to grow back after my …Continue reading "Homeward bound"
An abortion survivor testifies to House subcommittee By Melissa Ohden Editor’s note. NRL Legislative Director Jennifer Popik, JD, wrote a thorough summary of a subcommittee hearing held in the House of Representatives on June 4. The goal of subcommittee Democrats was to lament pro-life laws and celebrate abortion up until birth. However, Mrs. Ohden, an …Continue reading "“It’s easy to talk about women’s reproductive rights until you recognize that without first the right to life, there are no other rights.”"
By Melissa Ohden Editor’s note. This appears on Melissa’s blog. As most of you know, she survived a saline abortion in 1977. Melissa has spoken all over the world, including at many National Right to Life Conventions. As many of you may have noticed, I’ve been working at revamping The Abortion Survivors Network, and I’m …Continue reading "“You Are More”–A Message To Abortion Survivors"
Founder of Abortion Survivors Network headlines MCCL’s Legislative Dinner By Paul Stark UNBORN CHILDREN targeted for abortion are too young to have a voice. But when a child miraculously survives that abortion, she can grow up to be a voice for all of them. Melissa Ohden’s birth mother underwent a coerced saline infusion abortion in …Continue reading "Abortion survivor Melissa Ohden: ‘We’re really in this defining moment’"
By Dave Andrusko I grant you no major “mainstream media” outlet, let alone the Washington Post, would ever be honest about abortion, but don’t you think describing a veteran pro-abortion propagandist as a “freelance journalist and commentator on politics, gender and culture” is just a tad disingenuous? That’s the Post’s description of Laura Bassett who …Continue reading "A deliberately distorted explanation of the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act"
By Katie Franklin Physician Brent Boles is taking the internet by storm once again with a Facebook post about a pregnant patient whose chemical abortion failed to take the life of not one, but both of her unborn children. Pregnant with twins, the patient didn’t know she was expecting more than one baby until after …Continue reading "Twin Babies Survive Planned Parenthood Chemical Abortion"