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Abortion survivor to speak in Lincoln

LINCOLN (SNR) – Melissa Ohden, a well-known pro-life advocate, will speak in Lincoln Feb. 22.

She will speak at 7 p.m. at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Union auditorium. Admission is $5 at the door.

Ohden is the survivor of a failed saline infusion abortion in 1977. With a master’s degree in social work, she has worked in the fields of substance abuse, mental health, domestic violence and sexual assault counseling, and child welfare.

In 2012, Ohden  founded the Abortion Survivors Network (ASN). ASN seeks to educate the public about failed abortions and survivors while providing emotional, mental and spiritual support to abortion survivors. She has been featured on television and radio programs including EWTN’s “Life on the Rock” and “Defending Life,” Fox News, Focus on the Family, American Family Radio, the Mike Huckabee show, and the Teresa Tomeo show.

Ohden’s talk will take place immediately following the Students for Life “Ambassador Endowment Reception,” held from 5:30 to 6:40 p.m. at Chez Hay, 210 N 14th St. #1, Lincoln. A private reception, with heavy hors d’oeuvres and refreshments and a cash bar available, will precede the talk. The admission is $50 per person at the door which includes exclusive seating to the reception and Ohden’s presentation following at the Union Auditorium. Participants may learn about Students for Life and the impact this group is making on campus, including the Pregnant and Parent Student Endowment Scholarship. Donations to the scholarship fund will be matched by Lincoln Right to Life up to $1,500. RSVPs for the reception are required by Feb. 10 at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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