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.
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The school’s senior D county semifinal fixtures will take place on Tuseday and Thursday, with matches being refereed by Liam McConigley. Tuesday 29 November12.00 Pitch 2 Centre of Excellence, Convoy Magh Éne College, Bundoran v Scoil Mhuire, BuncranaReferee: Liam McConigley Thursday 1st December11.00 O Donnell Park (back pitch)Coláiste Ailigh, Leitirceannain v Moville Community CollegeRef: Liam McConigley Schools Senior D County Semifinal fixtures was last modified: November 27th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:fixturesFootballschools senior d county semifinal