Melissa Ohden was born on August 29, 1977. Medical records of her delivery at St. Luke’s Medical Center, Sioux City, Iowa, indicate that she was admitted to intensive care on that date after “Saline infusion for an abortion was done but was unsuccessful” on August 24, 1977, and a pitocin drip was started on August 27 to induce delivery.
She was erroneously estimated by medical personnel at the time of the abortion to be about 18 weeks’ gestation, when in fact she was closer to six or seven months’ gestation. The medical staff, prompted by a nurse who heard Melissa’s cries and observed her moving after the abortion, did not expect her to live due to respiratory distress and other complications.
Melissa, nonetheless, survived and was adopted. She learned from her adoptive mother at age 14 about the circumstances of her birth and sought to retrieve her medical records, which are available along with other information on her website. She revealed her biography publicly two years ago and has spoken to groups around the country about the value of human life. She and her husband Ryan have a daughter, Olivia, and live in Sioux City.
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