Abortion is not meant to be survived, yet somehow, there are people alive today who lived through their mothers' abortions. Today, they want their voices to be heard as they share their unique perspective on the videos that have recently been released by the Center for Medical Progress exposing Planned Parenthood. Survivor Melissa Ohden, founder of the Abortion Survivors Network, reports that she has been in contact with 202 survivors and/or immediate family members of survivors. Out of 57.5 million in America who have been aborted since Roe v Wade opened the floodgates in 1973, and others who were aborted before it became legally accepted, there are just a tiny handful of babies who have lived through the abortion procedure.
After a 3-Year investigative journalism study of Planned Parenthood, the Center for Medical Progress released its videotaped exposé filmed on July 25, 2014. The video shows two actors posing as employees of a human biologics company discussing with Dr. Deborah Nucatola, Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Senior Director of Medical Services, how Planned Parenthood sells the body parts of aborted fetuses, using partial-birth abortions to supply intact body parts. Selling and buying fetal body parts is against federal law, a federal felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $500,000. Planned Parenthood denies that they are selling fetal body parts, and claims that the money discussed is related to transportation costs.