Saturday, March 20, 2010

Melissa Ohden - A Survivors Story

A feminist for life, Melissa Ohden, tells her story of surviving a saline solution abortion attempt on her life. She talks about how she could have become angry but has chosen to be grateful. She believes she deserved better than abortion and the 3,700 lives lost to abortion each day in the US deserved better as well. Watch her tell her inspirational and moving story.

"Now, the baby I aborted was eleven weeks old, and can you imagine what this did to me when I saw this baby with the hands and face, sucking his thumbs? And they told me it was a cluster of cells!" 

Carole K, State Director of Women exploited by Abortion.

Amy Charlton - A Mother Tells How Her Mother Tried To Abort Her Three Times

Amy Charlton tells her story that she survived three attempts of abortion by her mother. Her life was almost legally taken three times. Below is the text of her account of the story.

In September of 1975, a woman discovered that she was pregnant. Things were very difficult for her, as she was raising two sons, six and 15 years old. Their father had walked out on them and refused to help care for the boys financially, or in any other way. The only alternative for this woman, it seemed, was to abort this unexpected baby. After all, she could barely afford to feed the children she already had.

Between the months of September 1975 and January 1976, this woman had three therapeutic abortions in an attempt to rid herself of the unborn baby. These abortions, also known as a "salting out procedure" are performed by injecting a very large syringe into the woman's abdomen, removing a certain amount of amniotic fluid out of the womb, and then injecting three times the amount of saline back in, thus "burning" the baby out. For reasons only God knows, these abortions did not take and on April 21, 1976, two months premature, her baby was born. The child was perfect and healthy, weighing four pounds, five ounces.

Unfortunately on March 16, 1977, the mother passed away, less than a year after her baby girl was born. After the woman's death, the infant's father and paternal grandmother took custody of the baby and her two brothers. As this baby girl grew up, her father told her about the three abortions she had undergone in her mother's womb but this little girl never believed him, as she assumed that if a baby is aborted, he or she could not possibly survive.

The truth only came to this girl when she was eighteen years old, married, and approximately five months pregnant with her first child. This girl needed and soon obtained her mother's medical records from the hospital that had treated her. Imagine her utter shock as she read about how her mother tried to terminate her unborn child three times. As the young girl read the medical documents, the new life inside of her was stirring and kicking as if to say "Mommy please don't get any ideas."

Today this young woman is 25 years old and is raising a family of her own. She is healthy and normal in every way, with no physical deformities of any kind.

I am the child that I have been writing about. My mother had no right to try and abort me, no matter what the circumstances were, no matter how inconvenient her pregnancy was. And if she was here with us today, I'm sure she would agree. Life is too precious to simply throw away. Now I can speak out against abortion from the baby's perspective. Any baby would choose life.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Roe V. Wade

"It seems to be clear as daylight that abortion would be a crime." 
Mahatma Gandhi

Jane Roe Of Roe V. Wade

Jane Roe (Norma McCorvey) of the landmark Roe v. Wade  talks about her change to a pro life advocate. Norma has become an advocate for the unborn. "But, my life has been restored to me, and I now have the privilege of speaking for those who cannot speak for themselves". She now supports natural conception through natural death.

How Valuable is Life?

Need a real world example of why pro life is such an important cause? Hi, meet me. My name is Chet McDoniel, and in 1980, I was born with no arms. Why is the pro life cause so important to me? Well, in some countries, I would have been killed within minutes of being born just because I looked different.

But the United States is a civilized nation, and we don't practice such barbaric ideas as murdering because someone looks different than everyone else. We don't abort babies because they will be handicapped. I wish I could say that with pride about my country.

My dad tells that in the delivery room, I was placed in a corner of the room after having the customary post-birth suction, etc, done. I was left alone in that corner and for lack of a better way to put it, I was given a chance to die.

Now, that was in 1980, but the fact remains that a doctor made the decision that my life may not be worth living. What gives one human the right to determine whether or not another human should live? Could he know then, that as a thirty year-old, I would have a wife, daughter, and live a rich, full life?

The question of abortion has come up in my life as my parents have been asked if they would have chosen abortion had they known about my lack of arms prior to me being born. I'm proud to say that they have answered many times that abortion would have never been considered. Even they could not have guessed how great my life would be.

The doctor at my birth, while I owe him my life, was wrong. He should not have given me the "chance to die," and obviously, I disagreed with him even back then. My life is so wonderful that I try to tell every person I meet that you can truly be happy in any circumstance. Life IS priceless! Abortion has no place in this world.

If I, with no arms, can live an incredible, fulfilled life, then every person ought to have the same opportunity. When I attend functions as a pro-life speaker, I love to share my story and my passion for life. Thousands of people have gotten to see me prove that life is priceless.

by Chet McDoniel