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
What happens when an abortion survivor finds her birth mother…who never knew her daughter was alive?
"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."
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?
Dive deep into each chapter with thought-provoking questions on Melissa Ohden's journey.
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.
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.