Melissa Ohden has announced that her family welcome a new little member, due to be born next year.
Thirty four years ago, Melissa's mother underwent a saline infusion abortion during her fifth month of pregnancy with Melissa. When Melissa was delivered, she was put aside - the medical staff believing she was dead, while they tended to her mother. When Melissa began to make small grunting noises and movements, medical staff stepped in to provide her with life saving treatment. Melissa has become a "voice for the voiceless" - for so many babies who are aborted each and every day and for their mothers and families impacted by abortion.
On Melissa's website there is a quote: "One decision, one single moment, can have such a detrimental impact on so many people, living and dead, born and yet to be conceived." In Melissa's talks, while touring Australia, she became emotional at times, describing the pain of knowing that if the abortion attempt on her life had been "successful", her beloved daughter Olivia would never have been born. Their new addition adds an even greater awareness of the long reaching impact of abortion on families and generations to come
Melissa said that "As mothers, we instinctively concern ourselves with our children’s safety and well-being, whether they are playing in the yard or growing in our womb. I will stay on guard for both of my children all of my life, regardless of their location."