Abortion survivor Melissa Ohden as quoted by Dave Sterrett in We Choose Life:
Abortion is a decision that has such a detrimental effect on so many, across generations. Sadly, we know that there is often little choice behind the decision, whether lack of knowledge about resources and support, coercion, and even force are the impetus for it.
Every decision has a consequence; every abortion has a ripple effect that impacts generations. That is the biggest reason why I came forward publicly in 2007 as an abortion survivor, to turn back the tide in the opposite direction, to bring truth and love to a world that has been devastated by abortion.
Lives like mine, stories like mine, are often unheard of in a world where abortion is still talked about as a simple choice or a woman's right. Thankfully, however, the truth about abortion and its consequences for children, women, men, families, and our communities as a whole is coming to light. The truth about abortion survivors is that I'm far from alone. Although we mourn the loss of nearly 57 million lives to abortion since Roe v. Wade was passed, we also celebrate the lives of those who have survived.
Stand firm in Christ and stand firm for the preborn,
1. Pages 115 and 120-121.