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Woman who survived an abortion at eight months: ‘My life was worth trying to save’

Melissa Ohden is a walking miracle.

Ohden’s mother, an unwed teenager at the time of her pregnancy, went through a saline-infused abortion, a procedure that soaked Melissa’s body in saline solution for five days. Her mother was expected to give birth to a dead baby.

But a nurse heard Melissa crying on that day in 1977 at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa.

Since publicizing her story, Ohden has become an outspoken advocate for women and children to choose life.

Melissa shows us what our missing brothers and sisters would be like, if we would just give them a chance.

As Melissa said, “It’s not just a word. It’s not a statistic. It’s not just a choice…just a right — It’s a human being.”

Watch and share her powerful testimony via Signal Hill:

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