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The Abortion Survivors Network

The Abortion Survivors Network is the only support and advocacy organization worldwide for the babies who have survived abortion and their families. Its groundbreaking research on Canadian data indicates there were minimally 1,734 abortion survivors in the U.S. alone in 2020. Forty-nine years of Roe would fill more than a Super Bowl stadium!

Since 2019, the Abortion Survivors Network has connected with nearly 650 survivors, healing them with healing groups, empowering them with community support, and equipping them to find and use their voice. Where you see abortion survivors in the media, at events, or in policy hearings, the Abortion Survivors Network is the driving force.

Date & Location

Thursday, May 18, 2023

Embassy Suites by Hilton St. Louis St. Charles
Two Convention Center Plaza
St. Charles, MO 63303



Please RSVP no less than 5 days prior to event.

Joan Kane 618-781-5107
Shannon Vitali 618-600-3111


Networking and Lunch
Meatless options will be available

Melissa Ohden

Founder & 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 You Carried Me: A Daughter’s Memoir. Her second book, Abortion survivors break their silence, will be published in 2024 by Focus on the Family. She is the Founder and CEO of The Abortion Survivors Network, the only healing and advocacy organization for abortion survivors world-wide which also impacts policy issues relation to abortion and abortion surviviors. Melissa and her team have connected with over 650 abortion survivors as of March 2023. Melissa is a frequent contributor to pro-life and conservative news outlets and a regular guest on radio and television programs around the world including Fox News, Focus on the Family, Hannity, Huckabee, Newsmax and more.  Although Melissa’s heart is for providing help and hope to all affected by abortion, she also strives to humanize the unborn through activism. She has testified before Congressional committees numerous times and she is a frequent expert witness in states across the country and internationally.

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



Questions or concerns please contact:
Joan Kane 618-781-5107
Shannon Vitali 618-600-3111

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