Yet as I write all of this out today, it is cathartic. And as I work through these feelings, what I’ve gathered so far is that today, more than sadness about the door closing to my family in Sioux City because of our move, what I’m feeling is sadness at the door that has remained closed to them because of the abortion that should have ended my life and has forever changed theirs.
I believe, in my heart, Mr. President, that considering your own childhood, you understand how every human life matters and has value, regardless of how they were conceived. Despite the stance that you have taken time and time again that fails to acknowledge the importance of lives like mine, I wish you a blessed birthday. I will continue to pray that your heart and mind be transformed, and that someday soon ALL children, regardless of circumstance or situation, will be valued and given the same opportunity as you to celebrate their birthday.
Life Network Australia – Wednesday, October 06, 2010 You may recently have heard about Melissa Ohden considered a ‘voice for the voiceless’. Melissa miraculously survived an attempted saline abortion at around six months in the womb. After years of questioning she has emerged to tell her story of hope and triumph – to be a voice […]
Tomorrow, August 24th, is 33 years to the day that the saline infusion for abortion that was intended to take my life was initiated by my biological mother. My “birth” day, literally, my survival day, is actually August 29th, the day that I was delivered in bed by a nurse and initially left for dead, […]
I was so blessed this weekend to attend the Wisconsin Right to Life Convention in Stevens Point. It was certainly one of my favorite speaking experiences thus far for many reasons. First off, the convention was fantastic and focused on issues on the forefront of the pro-life movement: the use of social media and technology […]
March 26, 2010 My Dearest Olivia, I can’t believe that I am writing you another birthday letter already….this past year has just flown by, mostly because we’ve been having so much fun with you! We are celebrating your birthday early this year (April 3rd) because your Grandpa Norman will be here from Texas, and you […]
I came across this letter the other day that I wrote Olivia for her first birthday and was so moved by reading it again, that I thought that I’d share it with all of you. For anyone out there who still doubts the impact of abortion, please read my love letter to my firstborn below. […]
If you ask my husband, he would tell you that I am rarely, if ever, out of words. I am a talker. I talk to myself; I talked to my daughter continuously throughout the day and night when she was even just an infant, and I still do (guess that’s why she’s a talker, too); […]
Survivor champions right to life http://thebells.umhb.edu/2009/11/24/survivor-champions-right-to-life/ Tuesday, November 24, 2009, 21:19 This news item was posted in Featured Content category and has 0 Comments so far. By Mary Beth Kelton On the night of Aug. 29, 1977, Melissa Ohden’s mother was having an abortion at St. Luke’s Hospital in Sioux City, Iowa. Over one billion […]
Everybody’s talking at me. I don’t hear a word they’re saying, Only the echoes of my mind. People stopping staring, I can’t see their faces, Only the shadows of their eyes. I’m going where the sun keeps shining Thru’ the pouring rain, Going where the weather suits my clothes, Backing off of the North East […]