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You Carried Me in the News

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  • Kathleen Davis

    Thank you for all you do for the PRO Life efforts, I am a 66 year old grandmother. My husband and I are raising our granddaughter who is now 6 1/2 . Her Mom was involved in Meth and my son is magnatized to this woman. Keep up the good fight ( as apostle Paul would say ). Thank you,

Catholic World Report: Melissa Ohden's memoir is a tribute to love and a defense of innocent life “One of the most heart-breaking twists to Melissa’s story is her discovery of the terrible circumstances surrounding her birth mother’s failed abortion attempt, but as Melissa writes about her mother: ‘We were on the same side. Through me, her story could be told.’

Melissa Ohden’s book is many things: a testament to human resilience, a message of healing and forgiveness, an insight into the extraordinary journey of a pro-life campaigner, but perhaps even more than that, it is a loving tribute to Melissa’s heroic adoptive parents and to the thousands of adoptive couples who welcome children into their lives every year.”

National Catholic Register: Abortion Survivor Melissa Ohden Shares Her Story “Ohden speaks with authority, merited by many courageous battles described in the book. She is a voice for those wounded by abortion. She is a voice for abortion survivors attacked or silenced by abortion advocates unable to reconcile their support for the murderous procedure with the existence of living survivors. She is a voice of forgiveness for the sorrowful who regret their abortions or their complicity in abortions. And she is a voice for the unborn who have no voice.”

CatholicMom.com:You Carried Me is a book that can be left in hospitals, in doctor’s offices, in libraries, in prisons and around the home for others to read. Anyone who finds forgiveness difficult will find strength in Melissa’s story. Seven pages of family photos included are a meditation on the wondrous mystery of life.”

The Blaze: Abortion survivor Melissa Ohden details meeting, forgiving her birth mother in new book

Publishers Weekly: A review of You Carried Me 

Patheos.com: Abortion’s Unintended Survivors

FoxNews.com: My mother tried to abort me. I survived

The Stream: Abortion Survivor Tells Her Story in New Book

CrossMap.com: ‘You Carried me,’ a Daughter's Memoir

San Francisco Chronicle: Antiabortion crowd takes to SF streets for annual march “‘We stand here today because we understand the horror of abortion for children, for women, for men and ultimately our community,’ Melissa Ohden, who said she is the survivor of a failed abortion, told the crowd...”

Our Sunday Visitor: Walk for Life West Coast wants to keep momentum going “New to the walk this year is Ohden, a Catholic convert who survived an attempted saline abortion in 1977. Ohden recently released an autobiography, You Carried Me, and she has devoted the last decade speaking out…”

Think Christian: Making Space for Pro-Life Feminists
“In the renewed debate about the compatibility of feminism and pro-life principles, [this book] tells the story of one pro-life feminist familiar with the experience of being shunning by women’s rights circles…”

Patheos.com: A Testimony Worth Reading: A Review of “You Carried Me”

Redbook.com: My Mother Had No Idea I Survived Her Abortion

GoodHousekeeping.com: My Mother Had No Idea I Survived Her Abortion

AOL Editor’s Book Club - 5 books you must read this week
“With a deep desire for answers, the author shares her journey of surviving a botched abortion in this Amazon best-selling memoir.”

Woman’sDay.com: Maria Carter interviews Melissa Ohden

Catholic San Francisco: Melissa Ohden survived her mother’s abortion – and that’s just the beginning of the story

Live interview on The Eric Metaxas Show Listen to the podcast.

LifeNews.com: She Survived an Abortion, So What’s Her Relationship With Her Birthmother Like Now

Babble: Woman Who Lived Through Failed Abortion as a Baby Meets Nurse Who Cared For Her In NICU

Publisher's Weekly: Religion and Spirituality Books Preview: January 2017

Kirkus Reviews: You Carried Me: A Daughter’s Memoir

NewsRadio 1110 KFAB: Abortion Survivor Melissa Ohden

The Modesto Bee: Amazing life followed rescue from failed abortion

Los Angeles Review of Books: A Murderer, A Martyr, a Daughter, a Lover: Four Ways of Looking at Abortion

National Catholic Register: Abortion Survivor Melissa Ohden Shares Her Story

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