American abortion attempt survivor Melissa Ohden (pictured) will be touring Australia next month (from Saturday September 4) to tell her story and act as a ‘voice for the voiceless’ - encouraging people to take a stand against abortion.

Life Network Australia is co-ordinating Melissa’s tour, which begins in Melbourne and will take in most major Australian cities as well as some regional centres.

In 1977, Melissa Ohden's mother underwent an abortion attempt during her fifth month of pregnancy. Mercifully, the abortion failed, and Melissa was born alive. After being adopted, she found out (during her teen years) the story of her birth and experienced first-hand the incredible emotional pain that abortion can inflict. Now, after years of personal grief and questioning, she is telling the world her story  - a story of survival, triumph and hope.

Take the opportunity to hear Melissa speak. For a list of the venues and times please click here.