Melissa Ohden

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Abortion Survivor: Let’s Celebrate Pro-Life Victories in 2013, But Did We Learn to Love?
Washington, DC | 12/18/13

“With only a few weeks to go before the turning of the clock to a new calendar year arrives, perhaps instead of looking back at how much of our own "to do" list we accomplished...we measure our success with this one simple question:

How Much Pain Did I Experience in the Abortion I Survived?
Washington, DC | 11/15/13

I pinched my finger in a door the other day, and as I let out a yelp of pain in response, simultaneously, a thought suddenly flashed through my mind that I hadn't let cross it in a long time: 'I wonder how much pain I experienced during the abortion that I survived?'

The Adoption Option: You Could be the One to Save a Baby From Abortion
Washington, DC | 11/8/13

November is Adoption Awareness Month. Adoption is the option that everyone can live with–the mother, the father, the extended families, and, literally, the child.

My Parents Adopted Me After I Survived an Abortion
Washington, DC | 11/4/13

“They were called to be his parents, and I was just blessed to be a part of it.”  These were the sentiments that a birthfather shared at New Life Family Services of Minneapolis, St. Paul and Rochester, Minnesota’s recent banquet in October.

Father Apologizes to Daughter: I’m Sorry I Asked You to Abort Your Baby
Washington, DC | 10/18/13

“I’m so sorry I wanted you to terminate Emeri’s life.” These words spoken by a father to his daughter at a banquet for the Hope Pregnancy Center of Boone, North Carolina, last week were so heartfelt and so brutally honest that they resonated within the hearts of everyone present, including me.

Washington Post Lied About Me Surviving an Abortion Last Year, Would It Lie Now?
Washington, DC | 9/26/13

What a difference a year makes.  Last year, about this time, the Washington Post wrote a “fact check” article on the Susan B. Anthony List ad that I participated in entitled, “How Will You Answer?”

Woman Survives Three Attempted Abortions, Now Celebrates Life Via Photography
Washington, DC | 9/18/13

Bethany Sanderson has survived 3 attempts on her life. Not in a dark alley at the hands of a robber, but in the womb of her mother – an unwed 15 year old in a remote Indian village.

As a Survivor of Abortion, I Remember Abortion’s Victims Every Day
Washington, DC | 9/9/13

“The living owe it to those who no longer can speak to tell their story for them”―Czesław MiłoszThe Issa Valley: A Novel.

The Pro-Life Movement Needs More Speaking Truth About Abortion in Love
Washington, DC | 8/14/13

Truth. Legislation. Love. When I’m asked about the most important tools that we can utilize in the pro-life movement, these make up what I see as the three-legged stool.

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