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You Carried Me

You Carried Me

A Daughter’s Memoir

by Melissa Ohden

“A memoir of mothers, daughters, adoption, and abortion...Ohden’s story is complicated, and she has impressively overcome significant emotional challenges...[Her] perseverance is inspiring.” –Kirkus Reviews

About the Book and Author

About the Book and Author

What happens when an abortion survivor finds her birth mother…who never knew her daughter was alive?

Respecting Life From Womb to Tomb: A Q&A With Author Melissa Ohden

Respecting Life From Womb to Tomb: A Q&A With Author Melissa Ohden

"It's such an unfortunate thing that we live in a culture that claims to celebrate women's rights yet ignores research about the negative impact of abortion on women, attempts to silence those who have had an experience that reflects this, and denies the rights of preborn women and abortion survivors like me."

Read an Except From

Read an Except From "You Carried Me"

Who am I? Where did I come from? Whose blood runs through my veins? And why was I given away? These are questions that most people who, like me, were adopted as infants want answered. But what I needed to know was more fundamental, and less innocent: Why did you try to kill me? And how is it possible that I survived?

Questions for Reflection and Discussion: You Carried Me

Questions for Reflection and Discussion: You Carried Me

Dive deep into each chapter with thought-provoking questions on Melissa Ohden's journey.

Book Roundtable: Continue the Conversation with our Bloggers

An Abortion Survivor Memoir

An Abortion Survivor Memoir

Grayson Gilbert

The advocate of abortion can’t help but be silenced by the sheer contradiction of this person’s mere presence, because the abortion survivor is an advocate for all those who were not fortunate enough to survive the attempt on their life.

Abortion’s Unintended Survivors

Abortion’s Unintended Survivors

Chelsen Vicari

The abortion debate draws on several points of view. But rarely have we had the opportunity to hear from the eye witnesses in the womb--until now.

A Testimony Worth Reading

A Testimony Worth Reading

Mary Pezzulo

Ohden's memoir is the testimony of a woman struggling to come to terms with her identity in a world that has no place for her.

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You Carried Me: Book Trailer