MOUNT VERNON — The film, “A Voice for Life,” will be shown in local churches this January and February as Sanctity for Human Life is honored by various congregations in Knox County. The film features Melissa Ohden, who survived an abortion attempt. She is now one of the leading pro-life speakers in America and will be the speaker at the local Care-Net banquet this April to be held in Mount Vernon.
Ohden survived a failed saline infusion abortion in 1977 and amazingly leads a normal life. She was adopted into a loving family that supported her in search of her biological family. She struggled to face the reality of life as an abortion survivor to ultimately become a voice for the unborn.
The film also features soul-baring testimonies of numerous others who have experienced an abortion in their lives. Included are an inspirational testimony of a young woman who stood strong in her beliefs about the sanctity of life in the face of a teenage pregnancy, the heart-warming testimonies of a birth and adoptive mother regarding their private adoption, and the testimonies of pregnancy center staff and pro-life advocates. Woven throughout Ohden’s story, these insights provide in-depth perspectives to choosing life.
Featuring pro-life advocates Father Frank Pavone, Dr. Alveda King, Dr. John Willke, Kevin and Theresa Burke and Michael Clancy, “A Voice for Life” has premiered at events for Heartbeat International and National Right to Life to great acclaim.
The film is produced by Knox County resident, Steve Feazel, who also was the lead writer on the film. Much of the filming took place in Knox County and many who appear in the film are local residents. As of today, the film is scheduled to be shown at the following churches: Sunday, First Baptist, Mount Vernon, 6 p.m.; Jan. 12, The Salvation Army, Mount Vernon, 6 p.m.; Jan. 15, Community Bible Church, Mount Liberty, 6 p.m.; Jan. 22, Lakeholm Church of the Nazarene, Mount Vernon, 6 p.m.; and Feb. 18, Hope Community Church, Mount Vernon, 7 p.m.