The failed abortion survivor whose mum thought she was dead
When Melissa Ohden was 14 she learned a shocking secret - her mother had tried to abort her. She was saved by a nurse who heard her crying as she lay among medical waste at a US hospital. This is the story of her survival, and of the mother who thought she was dead.
"I grew up knowing I'd been born prematurely, that I had been adopted," Melissa Ohden, now 41, tells the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire programme.
"What I didn't know was that there was this great secret behind all of this. That I should have been delivered dead, and instead I was born alive."
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