Saturday, January 07, 2017

Book Review: You Carried Me by Melissa Ohden

You Carried Me: A Daughter's Memoir is written by Melissa Ohden and is published by Plough.

Wow, is this a powerful story! Melissa Ohden was delivered in the form of an abortion. She was born in a hospital but was supposed to die during the saline abortion. However, she was delivered alive. If not for a nurse who heard her crying and saved her from being left to die on a table, she would not be here today to tell her story. What is her story? She speaks out for the voiceless today: those who have been murdered by abortion.

As a pro-life believer in Jesus, I resonate with this message. No, I have never had an abortion. I'm not sure if I personally know anyone who has - nobody has ever told me that they had one. Still, I feel for those mothers who have aborted their children. According to Melissa Ohden, those moms and dads and other family members often feel pressured into abortions and carry their pain for the rest of their lives.

There are other abortion survivors; abortions don't always end in the deaths of the babies. I found that to be amazing - and sad. In fact, learning more about the abortion industry and lives it touches was a real bonus for me. Before reading this book, I only knew the basics. It hurt to learn more, but it was necessary. As a pro-life Christian, shouldn't I back up my beliefs with facts?

I found the book to be well written and very informative. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to know more or who simply wants to read a compelling true story.

*I received a copy of You Carried Me: A Daughter's Memoir in exchange for my honest opinion. My thoughts are my own.*

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