Abortion Survivors in the News

Abortion survivors are making a difference in the world everyday! Here are the latest links to speeches given, interviews they’ve participated in, and projects they are working on.


Carrie Holland testifying for the Ultrasound Bill in Texas




Melissa Ohden on EWTN’s Life on the Rock-3/1/2012




Claire Culwell on Connect-November 2011




Gianna Jessen in Italy




Josiah’s Ad: Personhood USA


There are a number of amazing projects that abortion survivors are lending their voices to and literally, their lives are providing the foundation for. The film October Baby and the pro-life documentary, A Voice for Life, are two of these projects.



October Baby
October Baby will be released in theatres March 23rd. It has been received to great acclaim by viewers, and we look forward to seeing how it touches hearts with it’s beautiful story. Hereis a brief synopsis of the film, as taken from the film’s websitehttp://octoberbabymovie.net/themovie.
“You saw me before I was born.” Psalm 139:16 (NLT)
As the curtain rises, Hannah hesitantly steps onto the stage for her theatrical debut in college.Yet before she can utter her first lines, Hannah—unscripted—collapses in front of the stunnedaudience.
After countless medical tests, all signs point to one underlying factor: Hannah’s difficult birth.This revelation is nothing compared to what she then learns from her parents: she was actuallyadopted … after a failed abortion attempt.
Bewildered, angered, and confused, Hannah turns for support to Jason, her oldest friend. As thecurtain rises, Hannah hesitantly steps onto the stage for her theatrical debut in college. Yet beforeshe can utter her first lines, Hannah—unscripted—collapses in front of the stunned audience.
Encouraged by his adventurous spirit, Hannah joins his group of friends on a Spring Break roadtrip, embarking on a journey to discover her hidden past … and find hope for her unknownfuture.
In the midst of her incredible journey, Hannah finds that life can be so much more than what youhave planned.




A Voice for Life
A Voice for Life is the award-winning pro-life documentary that covers the issue of abortion from every perspective, including the one that is not often heard from or about: the perspective of the child. A Voice for Life is the story of abortion survivor Melissa Ohden. But in addition to sharing Melissa’s story, I also shares the stories of women and men who are post-abortive, the stories of adoptive and biological parents who have seen the positive impact that adoption has had in their lives, and the story of a young woman whose parents wanted her to abort her child when she became pregnant as a teenager, but stood strong in the face of the pressure and now is the mother to a beautiful little girl who is a blessing to ALL of her family, including those very same grandparents.
A Voice for Life highlights the impact of abortion, encourages viewers to seek healing, and motivates them to get involved and be a voice for life through these stories and through the commentary of pro-life leaders including: Dr. Wilke, Father Frank Pavone, Janet Morana, Alveda King, Kevin and Theresa Burke, and staff members from a number of Pregnancy Centers.