Melissa Ohden

CEO The Abortion Survivors Network

Life empowers women, not abortion, and Melissa is one of likely tens of thousands of abortion survivors who exemplify this. Melissa is the survivor of a failed saline infusion abortion, but like every survivor, she is so much more than a survivor.

Melissa is a Master’s level prepared Social Worker and the author of the award winning book featuring her life story, “You Carried Me: A Daughter’s Memoir” and “Abortion Survivors Break Their Silence”, released in January 2024.  She is the Founder and Director of The Abortion Survivors Network, the only healing and advocacy organization for abortion survivors and their families worldwide. Melissa and her team have connected with over 700 survivors as of January 2024.

Melissa is a frequent contributor to pro-life and conservative news outlets and a regular guest on radio and television programs around the world.  Although Melissa’s heart is for providing help and hope to all affected by abortion, she also strives to humanize the unborn and abortion survivors through activism.  She has testified before Congressional committees numerous times.

Melissa and her family reside in Kansas City, Missouri.