Abortion survivor Melissa Ohden responded to Hillary Clinton’s recent comments on abortion, calling it a contradiction for Clinton to both acknowledge the personhood of an unborn child and deny that the unborn person has any constitutional rights. Ohden’s comments were in response to an interview Clinton gave on Sunday, where the former secretary of state claimed that “The unborn person doesn’t have constitutional rights.”
For Melissa Ohden, the abortion debate is personal. In August 1977, she survived a saline abortion. Five days after the attempted abortion, she was delivered prematurely to a 19-year-old single mother. The saline solution used in the abortion — which scalds the baby’s lungs and skin — left Ohden badly burned, but nevertheless very much alive.
In an email to The Daily Caller, Ohden said she “found Hillary’s comments to be both not surprising and yet very surprising at the same time.”
“I’m not surprised that she continued to eschew the same rhetoric that somehow the preborn do not have constitutional rights — that’s to be expected from her, but I am surprised that in laying out this (faulty) argument, she proceeded to call the preborn ‘unborn person.’ What a contradiction!”
Now a mother herself, Ohden has devoted her life to advocating on behalf of the unborn. She delivered a powerful testimony at the Planned Parenthood hearings last September, where she told Congress: “I should have been just another statistic, but by the grace of God, I am more than a statistic.”
Ohden went on to tell legislators, “I’m here today to share my story to not only highlight the horror of abortion taking place at Planned Parenthood but to give a voice to other survivors like me, and most importantly, to give a name, a face and a voice to the hundreds of thousands of children who will have their lives ended by Planned Parenthood this year alone.”
Clinton doubled down on her abortion comments on Tuesday, telling MSNBC that unborn children don’t have rights — even just seconds before birth.
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