Children Born After 1973: Generations of Survivors

Melissa Ohden, Abortion, Survivor, Miracle, Pro-Life

Perhaps one of the most incredible stories of abortion survival out there today is that of Melissa Ohden.

At only five months gestation, Melissa survived a saline abortion, was placed in a neonatal unit, and was eventually adopted.

However, what many people don’t realize is that Melissa is not all that different from any of us who were born after Roe v. Wade was decided, in 1973.

Ohden herself says:

“My story as a survivor is very unique, but I know that I’m not alone. Every single one of us here today are survivors of abortion. Each and every one of you were one choice away from being aborted, just like me.”

This statement is perhaps much more true than many people would like to realize.

While virtually none of those reading this haved faced an experience quite like Melissa’s, we are every bit the survivor as she is.

Roe v. Wade and its companion case, Doe v. Bolton, effectively stripped away all rights that preborn babies had.

Approximately 4 decades later, these rights have still not yet been restored.

Those of us reading this are the lucky ones, over 50 million preborn lives have not been so lucky.



[1] Ohden, Melissa (2011). A Voice for Life. All Pro HD, Vision Word Productions and For Olivia’s Sake. Film: 31:29


Image from The Melissa Ohden Fan Page on Facebook

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