BBC News 5 June 2018Family First Comment: An abortion victim – who lived to tell her story…..“When Melissa Ohden was 14 she learned a shocking secret – her mother had tried to abort her. She was saved by a nurse who heard her crying as she lay among medical waste at a US hospital. This is the story of her survival, and of the mother who thought she was dead.”www.ChooseLife.nzWhen Melissa Ohden was 14 she learned a shocking secret – her mother had tried to abort her. She was saved by a nurse who heard her crying as she lay among medical waste at a US hospital. This is the story of her survival, and of the mother who thought she was dead.“I grew up knowing I’d been born prematurely, that I had been adopted,” Melissa Ohden, now 41, tells the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme.“What I didn’t know was that there was this great secret behind all of this. That I should have been delivered dead, and instead I was born alive.”In 1977, in a hospital in the US state of Iowa, Melissa’s 19-year-old mother had undergone an abortion using a toxic saline solution over five days.Born at eight months and weighing less than three pounds (1.3kg), Melissa was placed among medical waste.That was, until a nurse heard her weak cries and slight movements.Melissa was rushed to an intensive care unit, where – against the odds – she survived.Doctors thought she would be blind, and at one stage believed she had a fatal heart defect.But she has gone on to live a perfectly healthy life, being brought up by an adoptive family.“It is astonishing”, Melissa admits. “I pinch myself some days.”READ MORE: http://www.bbc.com/news/health-44357373Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.
By Ben DeatherageLEBANON, Ore. – Fans bringing a can of non-perishable food to the track on Saturday, May 2 for Fight Hunger Night at Willamette Speedway receive a $2 discount off their cost of grandstand admissionAlong with IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds, classes racing that evening will be the Super Dirt Late Models, Sportsman and Street Stocks.Dustin Cady picked up the win in the first IMCA Modified race of the season last Saturday after a late-race move around Bricen James. Cady is on a streak of two straight wins, going back to the last race of 2014.Pit gates open at 1 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Racing starts at 6 p.m.
BUCKSPORT — George Stevens Academy junior John Hassett won his second straight high school cross-country invitational on Saturday.Hassett finished the boys’ varsity 5K at the Bucksport Invitational first of 41 runners in 15 minutes and 49 seconds. The win comes a week after Hassett’s first-place finish at the Ellsworth Invitational.At Bucksport, the GSA boys took second with 38 points. Orono won with 22.For the girls, GSA sophomore Eliza Broughton led the team, finishing fourth of 26 runners in 19:51. GSA took second with 37 points. Orono won with 18 points.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textMore results can be found in the links below:Boys’ resultsGirls’ results