by Matt Abbott
August 30, 2010
LifeNews.com Note: Matt C. Abbott is the former executive director of the Illinois Right to Life Committee and the former director of public affairs for the Chicago-based Pro-Life Action League. He is a Catholic journalist and commentator.
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Today (August 29) I had the opportunity to see the recently-released gripping and informative documentary “Blood Money,” featuring several pro-life leaders: Dr. Alveda King (niece of Martin Luther King, Jr.), former abortion facility owner Carol Everett, Joe Scheidler, Norma McCorvey, Fathers Frank Pavone and Tom Euteneuer, Troy Newman and former abortionist Bernard Nathanson.
The film also features testimonies from post-abortive women, whose stories are gut-wrenching. For example, one woman recounts, in detail, the horrific experience of procuring a late-term abortion from the late George Tiller.
Another woman tearfully recounts having to tell her young daughter that she had an older sister. Told by her mother about the abortion, her daughter’s face took on an expression of fear, her mother said.
If you’re concerned about seeing graphic abortion photos (which I generally support, by the way), don’t worry ”” you won’t. There is a brief scene showing a Face the Truth tour, but the graphic images are blurred by the camera. While I did find that slightly disappointing, I can understand why the filmmaker decided not to show the images.
To its credit, however, the film does not sanitize abortion in any way, particularly with regard to the verbal descriptions of what goes on inside an abortion facility. Also to its credit, “BloodMoney” explains the inseparable link between contraception and abortion, along with Planned Parenthood’s insidious sex education and racist agenda.
Finally, the film does a commendable job of explaining and showing the science and beauty of human life’s earliest stages, and how abortion-on-demand became the law of the land ”” and, for better or for worse, it does so without being overtly religious.
(David K. Kyle, the film’s producer, writer and director, was present for the screening I attended and told the audience in a Q and A session afterward that he wanted to do a more secular portrayal of the right-to-life issue.)
All things considered, “BloodMoney” should be promoted by everyone in the pro-life community, as should Life Dynamics’ “Maafa 21.”