Saturday, 24 December 2011

Abortion survivor produces award winning documentary in defence of life

I was very pleased to read on Patrick Buckley's blog that Melissa Ohden has released a new hour long documentary, called  A Voice for Life. Melissa's mother underwent a saline abortion when she was six months pregnant with Melissa. Here is a brief description of a saline abortion, taken from SPUC's 2002 document A Way of Life
The use of prostaglandins is the most common form of late abortion in Britain. Prostaglandins are hormone-like substances which are administered to the pregnant woman either by a drip into a vein or directly into the womb. After a period of between 12 and 24 hours, prostaglandins cause the womb to contract, causing the baby to be delivered prematurely. In order to prevent the baby from being born alive, abortionists may inject urea or saline into the amniotic sac or potassium chloride into the baby.
Melissa, like Gianna Jessen who survived the same procedure, is now a powerful defender of the unborn. You can watch a summary of her story in the youtube video below.

It seems that Melissa's new documentary is set to be a great tool for the pro-life movement to help defend the lives of unborn children and their mothers. Patrick says
A Voice for Life continues to garner awards on an international level, including the Transforming Stories International Film Festival in South Africa, and the Redemptive Film Festival in Virginia Beach, where it received the highest honor. More importantly, to the creative team of A Voice for Life, Steve Feazel, Gunther Meisse, and Melissa Ohden, the pro-life film is making an impact in the world, touching hearts changing minds, and bringing hope and healing to individuals who have been devastated by abortion.
In addition to the 58 minute documentary, a short, 9 minute film, featuring Melissa as narrator, has also been released for pregnancy centers and other organizations that minister to abortion vulnerable women to utilize as a resource in their life-saving, life-transforming work. Melissa's powerful message to women in this video as both a survivor and a mother, herself, is beyond description. To view the trailer of the short resource video, visit
Any readers in the UK suffering after an abortion should contact ARCH (Abortion Recovery Care and Helpline) runs a helpline: 0845 603 8501 and which can be telephoned from within the UK (calls charged at local rates). There is also an ARCH website.

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