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Melissa Ohden

is the survivor of a failed saline infusion abortion in 1977 and the author of You Carried Me: A Daughter's Memoir. With a master's degree in social work, ten years of experience in the fields of education, social work, mental health, and substance-abuse counseling, plus an additional sixteen years of experience in pro-life ministry and political activism, she is a sought-after expert, speaker, and writer on abortion survivors, faith, and pro-life issues. Melissa and her husband, Ryan, live in Kansas City, Missouri, with their two daughters, Olivia and Ava.