Friday, March 15, 2013

Melissa Ohden, Abortion Survivor

In 1977, Melissa Ohden was born alive after a failed abortion. Her biological parents arranged for her to be adopted. Melissa describes her adoptive parents' reactions when they met her:
My parents saw the inherent beauty that existed in me. I want everybody to see that. If we look behind words, if we look behind numbers, this is what abortion looks like. This is what tens of millions of other children would look like, in one way, shape, or form, if only they were given the opportunity to live. It's not just a word, it's not a statistic, it's not just a choice, just a right. It's a human being.
Check out the full video here:


Yvonne said...

That's incredible. I'm so glad she survived and that the nurse found her alive. I'm so glad she's being brave enough to share her story.

Kara Baylog said...

Sad story. Courageous woman to be able to come to terms with how close she came to being destroyed.