In 1977 her mother went to the hospital for a routine saline solution abortion which was a five day process. Five days later she returned to the hospital to deliver what was supposed to be a dead baby. As a nurse was tending to her mother she notices that Melissa was attempting to breath and was moving a little. That’s when the hospital staff started giving her medical attention. Her parents then decided to make an adoption plan for Melissa and she was adopted by a loving family.
In her testimony, Melissa talked about her struggle to meet her biological parents, grandparents, and siblings. What she found out is that her attempted abortion was something that was kept a secret and had a negative effect on their relationships.
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