A YouTube video (available at link below) featuring a young woman who survived a saline abortion and was born alive has gone viral, and it warns about Barack Obama's record of voting to allow similar abortion survivors to perish. On the video, produced by the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List, 35-year-old Melissa Ohden tells viewers that “many children — more than you might think — actually survive failed abortions and are born alive. I know, because I'm one of them. I was aborted and my body discarded like I didn't exist.” Thankfully, Ohden continues, “a nurse heard me crying and cared enough to save my life.”
But other babies who survive the attempts to kill them have not been as fortunate, Ohden notes, and explains our current president's complicity in this murder after the fact. “When he was in the Illinois State Senate,” Ohden recalls, “Barack Obama voted to deny basic constitutional protections for babies born alive from an abortion — not once, but four times.”
Continues Ohden, who is now a wife and mother: “I know that it's by the grace of God that I'm alive today, if only to ask America this question: Is this the kind of leadership that will move us forward, that would discard the weakest among us? How will you answer?”
Ohden's bio notes that while there were initial concerns about the impact the violence done on her might have on her future, after her birth — via the failed abortion — at seven months in 1977, “she has not only survived but thrived. With a Master’s Degree in Social Work, she has worked in the fields of substance abuse, mental health, domestic violence/sexual assault counseling, and child welfare.” Perhaps most touching, the bio notes, is the fact that “Melissa and her husband Ryan have a daughter, Olivia, whose birth at the same hospital where Melissa’s life was supposed to end has significantly shaped Melissa’s ministry.”
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Image: screen capture from YouTube video featuring Melissa Ohden