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Speakers

Heather

Heather

Heather is married to her husband Rick and as a blended family they have four children and two grandchildren. Rick and Heather live in a tiny town in Idaho and enjoy time in the outdoors and loving on their grandbabies! Heather had a calling on her as a voice for LIFE even when she was in the womb. Her mother, who was a kidney transplant patient, was told she should never have children. When she became pregnant the doctors and her family told her to have an abortion. Her mother refused. The doctor told her mother that if she lived through the pregnancy, she would not live to see her child turn 18. Heather’s mother chose life and by God’s grace, Heather’s mother lived and loved her until Heather was 28 and then went home to be with Jesus. In her late teen years Heather found herself going from relationship to relationship to find love and comfort. She was married, divorced, and facing an unplanned pregnancy by the time she was 23. Heather chose life for her child and is now blessed with a beautiful 15-year-old daughter. After two marriages ending in divorce and then a single Mom of a 1-year-old, Heather made the choice to finally surrender all her Life to Jesus and from then on everything started to change. Heather served as the Director of Development for a local Pregnancy Resource center for five years and her passion for helping women and families grew. Her desire to promise to be there for them and then “prove it” became like a fire in her heart. It was then that the vision for Reliance Ministries (a 4-part holistic model to help women and men facing unplanned pregnancies, possible STD’s, and unexpected life circumstances) was born. Heather communicates with a fire and passion. She speaks boldly and unashamedly about her past and about God’s mercy and grace that has brought her to where she is now, she also communicates a fierce PRO-LOVE message, encouraging people to love first above all else. “Truth and Grace” is her motto because we need to have both…in equal parts, to make a difference

Melissa

Melissa

Melissa is the survivor of a failed saline infusion abortion in 1977, With a Master’s Degree in Social Work, she has worked in the fields of substance abuse, mental health, domestic violence and sexual assault counseling, and child welfare.
 
Melissa was formerly a College Outreach Speaker with Feminists for Life and is the former Patron of Real Choices Australia.  She has testified before the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate, and the Australian Parliament. 
 
Melissa is a regular guest on television and radio programs. She is the author of You Carried Me, A Daughter’s Memoir, which chronicles her reconciliation with her birthmother. 
 
In 2012, Melissa founded The Abortion Survivors Network (ASN).  Since ASN’s inception, Melissa has been in contact with over 300 survivors.
 
Melissa and her husband, Ryan, live in Kansas City, Missouri, with their two daughters, Ava and Olivia.