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Abortion survivors reveal their ‘trauma’ in the wake of the Supreme Court ruling, but welcome a ‘new dawn’

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In the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling on Friday, which sends abortion-related decisions back to the states, three abortion survivors appeared on “Fox & Friends Weekend” last Saturday to share their personal experiences and those of their mothers – and how their lives unfolded after the early trauma they experienced.

Melissa Ohden, Priscilla Hurley and Micaella Clay talked on Saturday morning about what they went through – and how they feel today.

“I survived a failed saline infusion attempt on abortion back in 1977,” Ohden said.

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“After being poisoned and scalded in the womb over a period of five days, I was accidentally born alive in the last step of that abortion procedure,” she revealed.

Protesters gather outside the Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on June 24, 2022, the day the Supreme Court handed down its monumental abortion order.

Protesters gather outside the Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on June 24, 2022, the day the Supreme Court handed down its monumental abortion order.
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As Ohden, a native of Iowa, says on her own website about her circumstances: “I do not believe that God originally wrote abortion into my life, which God is the creator of lifebut when it was introduced by a man, or in my case a woman, he rewrote the story of my life around it, to create the story of a life that is more intricate, more redemptive [and] more graceful than anything anyone else could have planned or written. “

It was not until she was a teenager that she learned the truth about how she was born.

Ohden is the founder of the Abortion Survivors Network.

“God is the creator of life, but when it was introduced by a man, or in my case, a woman, he rewrote the story of my life around it.”

Micaella Clay, for her part, explained that she was “born through an aspiration vacuum” when her mother was not aware of how far along her pregnancy had been. Clay survived the abortion attempt – which she was told probably took place at the end of the second trimester or early in the third trimester.

She said she experienced many health challenges in her life as a result of the “traumatic birth” she endured.

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Priscilla Hurley also shared her personal story – which included two abortions that she herself went through until she was able to “break the cycle.”

“My survival story obviously started in the womb,” Hurley said, adding that her mother was “a grieving widow” with four children who decided to “cross the border into Mexico” to have an abortion when she found out she was was pregnant again.

An anti-abortion protester is protesting in front of the Supreme Court building, the day arguments were heard in the Mississippi abortion rights case Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health, in Washington, DC, on December 1, 2021.

An anti-abortion protester is protesting in front of the Supreme Court building, the day arguments were heard in the Mississippi abortion rights case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, in Washington, DC, on December 1, 2021.
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Hurley survived the abortion trial, saying she was probably around 12-15 weeks pregnant around the time the procedure took place, she said.

Several months later, Hurley was born – and her mother assumed there had probably been a twin.

“There is a lot to be said about the trauma of abortion,” Hurley added.

She finally came to faith in Christ at [age] 31 after I gave birth to my son. “

She said the “trauma” in her life started for her in the womb and then “unfolded” for a while.

She said that she herself had two abortions – and that for a period she worked at an abortion clinic.

“But something must break the cycle,” she said – and for her, “she finally came to faith in Christ at. [age] 31 after I gave birth to my son, “she said.

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Women are shown with a “Jesus Saves” sign in Washington, DC
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And that’s “what broke the cycle for me,” she said.

The women also described their feelings of relief and joy now following the Supreme Court ruling on Friday.

“The reality is that the abortion, which was meant to end my life and had no constitutional basis ever, affected my own children – and so now this is entering a new dawn for our country and for generations,” Ohden said.

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In the wake of Friday’s decision, a number of faith leaders have shared their thoughts regarding the lives of the unborn.

Dr. AS Tim ClintonPresident of the American Association of Christian Counselors, told Fox News Digital in a statement following the Supreme Court’s ruling on abortion on Friday: “Life has won, justice has been done, and our work to care for American mothers has just begun.”

Clinton, who also serves as executive director of the James Dobson Family Institute and recurring co-host of “Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk,” also said, “This is the legacy of a generation of evangelicals, Catholics, and others who had the courage to engage in the public square, vote for their values ​​and push against the cultural forces that would even sacrifice children to advance their agenda. We look forward. “

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