Life Choices 2018 Annual Fundraiser GALA

Our special guest speaker is Melissa Ohden, Founder of Abortion Survivors Network and a Survivor of a Saline Abortion.




Friday, May 11th from 6:30-9Ppm
at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa (Reno)
Doors open at 6:30pm for registration and appetizers
Dinner and program from 7-9pm
Tickets are $30 per person



Melissa Ohden recolored copy

Melissa Ohden

Melissa is the survivor of a failed saline infusion abortion. Believing she was less than five months
pregnant with Melissa in 1977, her birthmother attempted to abort her. Miraculously, the abortion did
not succeed in ending Melissa’s life.

Although the doctors initially believed that she would not live past her infancy, and if she did, she
would suffer from multiple disabilities throughout her lifetime, she was adopted into a loving home as
an infant and she’s not only survived, but thrived.

As Melissa will be sharing with us, her life, her story, is so much more than one of survival. Melissa’s
testimony speaks to the beauty of God’s grace in our lives, about the power of love, about hope and
healing in the midst of grief and loss, and about the transformational power of forgiveness and in
answering God’s call for your life.

Melissa’s perspective as an abortion survivor who has had contact with numerous members of her
biological family, as a mother, herself, highlights the intergenerational impact of abortion on families
and communities.

Fulfilling the purpose that she believes God set out for her when He saved her from the certain death
of the abortion attempt, Melissa is truly a voice for the voiceless.