Abortion Survivors Break Their Silence: An invaluable resource in Post-Roe America

By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. This appeared in the February issue of National Right to Life News. Please share with your pro-life family and friends. For most of us, Melissa Ohden is the face of a “failed abortion.” You may be aware of the CliffsNotes version of Melissa’s utterly breathtaking story, one that amazes me to …

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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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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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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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The global impact of an abortion survivor’s story

By Melissa Ohden Editor’s note. 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 for NRL News. January is always a month of great introspection. The turn of the calendar page lends itself to the …

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“You Carried Me.” Three Words that Mean the World

By Melissa Ohden Editor’s note. This appeared at Pregnancy Help News and is reposted with permission. Read our interview with Mrs. Ohden here. “You Carried Me”: That’s the title of my memoir, which was released through Plough Publishing House in early 2017. The title has so many meanings behind it. God has carried me through all …

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“You Carried Me: A Daughter’s Memoir” of surviving an abortion and the aftermath

By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. This appeared in the January digital edition of National Right to Life News. There are 35 pages filled with news stories, commentary, op-eds, and the President’s column. I hope you are reading the issue and passing it along using your social networks. Many, if not most, pro-lifers know the name …

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An abortion survivor’s story: “You Carried Me: A Daughter’s Memoir”

By Dave Andrusko Many, if not most, pro-lifers know the name Melissa Ohden. In addition to everything else she’s accomplished, Melissa has graciously written stories for NRL News Today and NRL News and has been a regular at National Right to Life’s annual conventions. If so, you probably know the Cliffs Notes version of her …

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The Story of a Life. Authored by God.

By Melissa Ohden Editor’s note. Melissa Ohden is the survivor of a “failed” saline abortion in 1977. She speaks all over the world including at the last five National Right to Life Conventions. Melissa will also speak at the upcoming convention in Herndon, Virginia which runs July 7-9. “How do you know that you are …

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Adoption: the option everyone can live with

By Melissa Ohden Editor’s note. Melissa is the survivor of a “failed” saline abortion in 1977. She speaks all over the world including at the last five National Right to Life Conventions. This first appeared in 2013. November is Adoption Awareness Month. Adoption is the option that everyone can live with–the mother, the father, the …

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Five Takeaways from Wednesday’s House Judiciary Committee hearing on “Planned Parenthood Exposed”

By Dave Andrusko Alas, I had way too many irons in the fire Wednesday to be able to attend the House Judiciary Committee’s hearing titled, “Planned Parenthood Exposed: Examining the Horrific Abortion Practices at the Nation’s Largest Abortion Provider.” That’s unfortunate because there is nothing like attending in person. However I was able to watch …

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I Can’t Fix This

By Melissa Ohden Editor’s note. Editor’s note. This story appears in the May online edition of National Right to Life News. This story, and all the stories in the 39-page edition, can be found at www.nrlc.org/uploads/NRLNews/NRLNewsMay2015.pdf. Melissa’s story first ran on The Mighty (the mighty.com) in March 2015. When I asked for permission to reprint, …

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