What “Failure” Looks Like

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 …

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Abortion survivor Melissa Ohden tells her story

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 …

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“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.”

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 …

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“You Are More”–A Message To Abortion Survivors

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 …

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Abortion survivor Melissa Ohden: ‘We’re really in this defining moment’

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 …

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A deliberately distorted explanation of the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

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 …

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Twin Babies Survive Planned Parenthood Chemical Abortion

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 …

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Survivors’ Stories May Often Be Kept Private, But They Will No Longer Be Silenced

By Melissa Ohden Editor’s note. As our NRL News Today readers know, Melissa survived a 1977 saline infusion abortion. She has spoken around the world, testified in Congress, and met President Trump. The following appears on her blog and is reposted with permission. The more the U.S. culture experiences the phenomenon of increasingly aggressive abortion …

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Abortion survivor Melissa Ohden: ‘We’re really in this defining moment’

Editor’s note. This appears on the blog of Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life. MCCL is NRLC’s state affiliate. 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 …

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Two misleading attempts to minimize prolife swing in public opinion and the horror of non-treatment of born-alive abortion survivors

By Dave Andrusko For the last post of the day I’d like to take a look at two stories, one attempting to prove that the increase in pro-life self-identification is only an “illusion” and the other a classic case of stacking the deck in favor of refusing to treat babies who survive abortions. What did …

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Melissa’s birth mother didn’t know she had survived the abortion. Then they met face-to-face

By John Jalsevac February 20, 2019 — In 1977, Melissa Ohden’s then-19-year-old mother was forced to abort her baby by her own mother. She underwent a grueling five-day saline abortion. At the end of it, she delivered what doctors expected would be the dead body of her baby. Instead, Melissa was born alive. Astonishingly, however, …

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