Spring into Life with Melissa Ohden

March 7, 2024 - March 7, 2024
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
St. Pius Catholic Church
600 Kaliste Saloom Rd, Lafayette, LA 70508

Please join us on Thursday March 7th for our Spring into Life event to hear the compelling pro-life testimony of abortion survivor Melissa Ohden.

We are grateful that St. Pius Catholic Church allowed us to host the event at their church. The evening will be a great opportunity to learn about the impact of abortion on the lives of real people. It is open to all people.

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This event is hosted by Louisiana Right to Life, the Catholic Diocese of Lafayette, and the Bienvenu-Smith Fund for Acadiana Pro-Life Education

About Melissa Ohden

Melissa is a sought after speaker, author and advocate. Her experience of surviving a saline infusion abortion and being united with many members of her biological family initially led her to this life’s work, but connecting with other abortion survivors, mothers, and families impacted by failed, stopped and reversed abortions is what has truly ignited her passion.

Melissa is the author of You Carried Me: A Daughter’s Memoir. Her second book, Abortion Survivors Break their Silence, with Cindy Lambert, the best-selling author of Unplanned, will be available from Tyndale on January 9, 2024. Abortion Survivors Break Their Silence stirs the heart, challenges readers, and humanizes the sanctity of life in concrete and transformational ways that Melissa believes will break the secrets and shame that entrap so many people and so many families, and ultimately lead to compassion and understanding for ALL who have been impacted by abortion and been voiceless for so long.

In addition to her survival experience, Melissa brings a depth of knowledge to her work. She has a Master’s Degree in Social Work, and has worked in the fields of substance abuse, mental health, domestic violence and sexual assault counseling, and child welfare. She is the Founder and Director of The Abortion Survivors Network, the only support and advocacy organization for abortion survivors and their families world-wide. Melissa and her team have connected with nearly 700 abortion survivors as of October 2023.

Melissa and her husband, Ryan, reside in Kansas City, Missouri with their two daughters, Olivia and Ava.

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