If Abortion Is About Women’s Rights, Then What Were Mine?


Through the praise of children and infants you have established a stronghold against your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger. (Psalm 8:2)

Here are three heroes in the fight against infanticide (abortion). Gianna Jessen lives in Tennessee and Ms. Melissa Ohden in Missouri. Gianna loves music and has cerebral palsy. Melissa has a master’s degree in social work and is a wife and mother.

Gianna Jessen, left, Melissa Ohden, right, testify before the House Judiciary Committee, Sept. 9, 2015 in Washington.

Gianna Jessen, left, Melissa Ohden, right, testify before the House Judiciary Committee, Sept. 9, 2015 in Washington.

Both survived attempted saline abortions in 1977.

The third hero is Julie Roys, a reporter who explores and documents important issues facing Christians today. Her story is here.

On September 9th, Ms. Jessen and Ms. Ohden testified before the House Judiciary Committee investigating Planned Parenthood’s practice of harvesting and selling the body parts of aborted babies — even from those that may have been born alive.

“If abortion is about women’s rights, then what were mine?” Ms, Jessen asked the Committee.  “I was later diagnosed with cerebral palsy, which was caused by a lack of oxygen to my brain while surviving the abortion.”

Born after soaking five days in a toxic saline solution, Ms. Ohden miraculously survived her mother’s abortion. But, as she testified, “(I)f my birthmother’s abortion would have taken place at a Planned Parenthood, I would not be here today. Completing over 300,000 abortions a year provides them with the experience to make sure that ‘failures’ like me don’t happen.”

Pray for the babies.

The Book of Hebrews exhorts all Christians to hold fast their commitment. We must not lose heart. As Paul told the Galatians…

And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. (Galatians 6:9)

You can read the entire report from the House Judiciary Committee meeting here. Extensive coverage of the abortion issue can be found on Ms. Roys’ website. Caution, the images of babies on some of these links are heart wrenching.

Julie Roys

Julie Roys