Guest Speaker Melissa Ohden

Monday, February 24, 2014 - 08:00

Monday, Feb. 24th:  Period 1 (8:05 – 9:20 a.m.): Cardinal Newman 
                                Period 2 (9:45 – 11:00): Bishop Ryan
Period 5 (1:31 – 2:47 p.m.): St. Jean de Brebeuf

Biography of Melissa Ohden:

Melissa is the survivor of a failed saline infusion abortion in 1977.  Despite the initial concerns regarding Melissa’s future after surviving the attempt to end her life and being born alive at approximately six months gestation, she has not only survived but thrived.  With a Master’s Degree in Social Work, she has worked in the fields of substance abuse, mental health, domestic violence/sexual assault counseling, and child welfare.


Melissa continues to share her life’s story and the story of the Lord’s story and glory with individuals and groups as diverse as grade school children, Right to Life groups, college students, and church congregations. 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


A more detailed biography can be found at .