If Fetuses Aren’t Human, Then What Is Abortion Survivor Melissa Ohden?

By Julie Roys


The National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL) this week is crying foul because of a Doritos ultrasound ad that allegedly used the “#antichoice tactic of humanizing fetuses.” But, one has to wonder who or what NARAL thinks these fetuses really are? I actually talked with one of those so-called “humaniz(ed) fetuses” last week – Melissa Ohden, a woman who survived a saline-infused abortion designed to end her life at only seven months gestation. Miraculously, she survived. And today, Melissa is a living, breathing reminder that fetuses are human in every way, whether we choose to admit the truth or not. 

In this episode of Seeking Truth, Melissa tells how she discovered at age 14 that she was an abortion survivor. The news rocked her world, but eventually led to a stunning discovery – the knowledge that her mother had actually been forced to have an abortion against her will and had been told that her baby had died. Melissa talks about connecting with her mother and other relatives, and the transformative work God did in her and others through the process.  Listen to Melissa’s amazing story and hear how God is using her to dispel lies and speak for the voiceless!

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Melissa Ohden

PHOTO 11.2012Melissa Ohden is a pro-life speaker and advocate who often appears on television and radio shows such as FoxNews, Focus on the Family, The 700 Club, 100 Huntley St., EWTN, Life News, and others. She is the subject of the award-winning documentary, A Voice for Life, and blogs at www.melissaohden.com.


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3 thoughts on “If Fetuses Aren’t Human, Then What Is Abortion Survivor Melissa Ohden?”

  1. I’m now 63 years old and remember the Roe v. Wade decision during my college years. Between then and now I’ve spent many years advocating for pro-life education and pro-life legislation including lobbying for the National Right to Life Committee for parental notification, protections for abortion survivors, and protections for the medically dependent and disabled.

    I know from long proximity with pro-choice advocates that they aren’t content with the Roe decision’s removal of legal personhood from the unborn. They are incensed by any public acknowledgement that the unborn, no matter how late term, are even human. They hate it because to them it is guilt manipulation and unfair moral pressure on a women’s objectivity in choosing to abort or not.

    It is especially infuriating to them because they know that Roe can be used to counter the humanization of the unborn. They just want us to shut up about it and let women think only of their own lives.

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