Aborted but Survived!

2 years ago | Latest, Life, Save Our Children

I read the following post from Focus on the Family with interest this morning. I edited it slightly for space considerations.

Baby Feet

For over 40 years, our society has promoted the idea that abortion is as simple as a woman’s choice. Abortion affects her and no one else. Pro-abortion activists never mention the babies, the men, and the families who are impacted forever by an abortion.

They also never talk about children like Melissa. Her 19-year-old mother was in her third trimester when she was given a saline abortion. The procedure injects a toxic salt solution into the amniotic fluid surrounding the womb. The solution poisons and scalds the baby to death. The procedure typically lasts for 72 hours, after which premature labor is induced, and the child is stillborn.

In Melissa’s case, the abortion failed. She was born weighing less than three pounds and barely breathing. Then – in what truly reveals the often-schizophrenic realities that accompany the abortion industry – the clinic nurse swept Melissa out of the abortion area to a rescue team.

Melissa survived. Since then, her life has been a powerful journey of redemption. As a teenager, Melissa developed an eating disorder, abused alcohol, and made poor choices in dating. Through the love and prayers of her adoptive parents and through God’s grace, she worked through to true forgiveness and healing.

Melissa says, “I didn’t stay angry for long because, truly, there’s just not anything for me to be angry about. I’m alive, I’m well, and I’m blessed.”

God is using Melissa Ohden’s story to lift up the humanity of the thousands of children aborted every year and to bring to light the stories of babies like her that survive abortion. Melissa is the founder and director of The Abortion Survivors Network, which seeks to educate people about failed abortions and survivors, while providing emotional, mental, and spiritual support.

You’ll be blessed to read more about her story in her book, You Carried Me: A Daughter’s Memoir (available on Focus on the Families online store and elsewhere.)

What an incredible story of the evil cruelties of abortion and the redemptive power of our Lord Jesus. This young lady had every right to be bitter and angry after surviving attempted murder on her life and Satan almost succeeded in destroying her anyway; however, read what she said: “I didn’t stay angry for long because, truly, there’s just not anything for me to be angry about. I’m alive, I’m well, and I’m blessed.”

Thank you, Jesus, for saving this precious soul. Let her efforts assist in preventing more babies to be added to the 60 million plus babies’ lives that have already been destroyed. I pray for her in that effort and I pray that God will turn this nation away from this grievous sin and for mothers who face this decision to choose life for their child.

Isaiah 49:15

“Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne?

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Renowned businessman and serial entrepreneur, Bob Williamson, has achieved national acclaim for his business acumen and philanthropic efforts. All told, Williamson has founded over 20 successful businesses. His largest business accomplishment to date was the establishment of one of the most successful food service technology companies in the United States, Horizon Software International; a company that he sold in 2008 for $75 million that revolutionized the institutionalized food service market with its innovative software. His last business venture was the development of $40 million Honey Lake Resort and Spa that was built on his 4800 acre quail hunting plantation near Tallahassee, Florida in 2010.



Renowned businessman, serial entrepreneur, and author, Bob Williamson, has achieved national acclaim for his business acumen and philanthropic efforts. All told, Williamson has founded over 20 successful businesses, including Horizon Software International; a company that he sold in 2008 for $75 million. What makes Williamson's accomplishments all the more inspiring is to understand the tremendous personal challenges that he overcame in his early life, detailed in his autobiography, Miracle on Luckie Street and in his success book, Crazy Like Foxes. He shares his inspirational true life story in an effort to provide hope to the hopeless and writes a daily devotional, Words for the Day. In 2012, God began revealing Himself to Bob with a series of revelations to enter the ministry on a full time basis, leading him to establish the Jesus Alliance.


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