Abortion survivor Melissa Ohden has received national attention due to the advertisement she appeared in that aired on television during commercials before President Barack Obama’s acceptance speech.
During the commercial, Ohden shares her story and talked about how Obama, as a member of the Illinois state legislature, repeatedly refused to support legislation that would provide medical care and support for abortion survivors like her.
The ad became the subject of a Washington Post’s Fact Check, in which Josh Hicks tried to “correct” it.
“The antiabortion group Susan B. Anthony List released a video with testimony from failed-abortion survivor Melissa Ohden, who criticized the president’s Illinois Senate votes and said: ‘I was aborted and my body discarded like I didn’t exist. But a nurse heard me crying and cared enough to save my life.’”
Hicks flunked the ad because he didn’t like the word “discarded.”
In a new interview with online talk show host Steve Malzberg, Ohden responds to the Post’s claim she is not being truthful about her abortion survival story.
“I was aborted, and my body discarded…like I didn’t exist,” Ohden says in the ad. “But a nurse heard me crying…and cared enough to save my life.”
“There’s something else you may not know…when he was in the Illinois State Senate, Barack Obama voted to deny basic constitutional protections for babies born alive from a failed abortion. Not once, but four times,” Ohden continues. “I know that it is by the grace of God I am alive today…if only to ask America this question: Is this the kind of leadership that will move us forward? Leadership that would discard the least and the weakest among us?”
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Ohden talked with LifeNews about the new commercial:
“I’m pleased to join with the SBA List in the “How Will You Answer” commercial. I have never personally felt so strongly about an election as I do about this one. We have a great opportunity to make a big difference in our nation and in the lives of the unborn this November. The question isn’t about Obama’s voting history, we know that. The question is about how each of us will answer the call to make a difference with our votes.”