Earlier this week, abortion survivor Melissa Ohden pleaded senators to pass a bill that would protect babies who live through failed abortions as well as stop brutal abortion methods. Her message was directed particularly towards the Democrats who stood unanimously opposed.
“I know of 281 others just like me,” said Ohden. Though the actual number is “much higher.”
Advocating for the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, Ohden told her own story to exemplify the need for such measures to be taken.
Her mother, an unwed college student, was almost [eight] months pregnant when she went into the hospital to terminate her pregnancy. Medical staff administered a saline solution for an abortion that’s designed to fill the amniotic sack and scald the child to death from the outside in.
Ohden explained that she soaked in the toxic salt solution for five days. While doctors assumed her mother would deliver a stillborn baby, the procedure did not go as planned.