In 1977, Melissa Ohden was born alive after a failed abortion. Her biological parents arranged for her to be adopted. Melissa describes her adoptive parents’ reactions when they met her:
My parents saw the inherent beauty that existed in me. I want everybody to see that. If we look behind words, if we look behind numbers, this is what abortion looks like. This is what tens of millions of other children would look like, in one way, shape, or form, if only they were given the opportunity to live. 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.
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