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Melissa Ohden

Melissa Ohden

Melissa Ohden is the founder of The Abortion Survivors Network, which seeks to educate the public about failed abortions while providing emotional, mental and spiritual support to the abortion survivors. Melissa herself is the survivor of a failed saline infusion abortion attempt which nearly ended her life at seven months gestation. She is a highly-regarded pro-life speaker, has been interviewed on radio and TV programs, and has testified before the U.S. Congress. She is the author of a book titled You Carried Me: A Daughter’s Memoir, which was released in January, 2017. She and her husband, Ryan, have a daughter named Olivia. Learn more about Melissa by visiting her website, melissaohden.com.

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Abortion Survivors Share the Value of Pre-Born Lives (Part 2 of 2)

Priscilla Hurley shares about being recruited to work in the abortion industry before her heart was broken with the realization that precious lives were being taken. Melissa Ohden shares her story of surviving a saline abortion, against all odds, and later founding the Abortion Survivors Network. Both women now inspire and encourage thousands of people to champion life. (Part 2 of 2)

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Abortion Survivors Share the Value of Pre-Born Lives (Part 1 of 2)

Priscilla Hurley shares about being recruited to work in the abortion industry before her heart was broken with the realization that precious lives were being taken. Melissa Ohden shares her story of surviving a saline abortion, against all odds, and later founding the Abortion Survivors Network. Both women now inspire and encourage thousands of people to champion life. (Part 1 of 2)

My baby survived abortion in my failed abortion.

The Story of My Failed Abortion

Can an abortion fail? Yes, it can. Learn more from a true life story.

Melissa Ohden with Jim Daly & John Fuller

Redeeming Life, Finding Forgiveness (Part 2 of 2)

Melissa Ohden, the survivor of a failed abortion attempt, shares her incredible story about the power of love and forgiveness as she relates how God’s grace enabled her to build relationships with her mother and other family members. (Part 2 of 2)

Melissa Ohden with Jim Daly & John Fuller

Redeeming Life, Finding Forgiveness (Part 1 of 2)

Melissa Ohden, the survivor of a failed abortion attempt, shares her incredible story about the power of love and forgiveness as she relates how God’s grace enabled her to build relationships with her mother and other family members. (Part 1 of 2)

Melissa and her family

Reconnecting With the Mother Who Tried to Abort Me

Melissa Ohden was 14 when she discovered she was the survivor of a botched abortion. Learning the truth was a horrific, live-changing experience, but today Melissa appreciates who God made her to be – survivor and all.

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Abortion Survivors Tell Their Stories (Part 2 of 2)

Our guests share their dramatic stories of surviving the attempts to end their lives while in their mother’s womb, providing a stark and undeniable counter argument to pro-abortionists who argue that a fetus is not a living human being. (Part 2 of 2)

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Abortion Survivors Tell Their Stories (Part 1 of 2)

Our guests share their dramatic stories of surviving the attempts to end their lives while in their mother’s womb, providing a stark and undeniable counter argument to pro-abortionists who argue that a fetus is not a living human being. (Part 1 of 2)