NewsTue Aug 25, 2009 - 12:15 pm EST
New Documentary “Blood Money” Seeks to Expose the Abortion Business
By Matt Anderson
August 25, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A group of filmmakers have recently filmed a documentary that aims to expose the terrible reality of abortion, focusing on the financial aspect of the multimillion dollar abortion industry.
The film, entitled "Blood Money," includes numerous interviews with leaders of the pro-life movement, in which they lay out the facts about the abortion industry and the effects that abortions have on women.
The film covers a variety of issues, including "Roe V. Wade, Planned Parenthood, the scientific fact that life begins at conception, and how abortion affects women who have had one" the director of the film, David K. Kyle, told LSN in an interview today.
The original title of the film had been "The American Holocaust." However, as filming progressed, the filmmakers found that the business aspect of abortion kept coming to the forefront.
"As I traveled around the country last September doing all these interviews with various pro-life leaders and women who had had abortions, the money part just kept coming up."
Kyle said that the idea for the movie first came four years ago when he and his partner, John Zipp, the producer of the film, were working for Steve and Michael Peroutka, pro-life activists in Maryland, and realized that the issue of abortion is not significantly addressed by the media.
"During election time it is brought up, but it's really not talked about. You hear the word abortion, people know what it is, but they don't go in depth on the subject like they do other issues."
The movie, which is currently in post-production and will hopefully be complete by the end of September, hopes to get people talking about the issue of abortion. Kyle says, "It's one of those issues that even the pro-choice side really doesn't want to talk about."
Kyle says they hope the movie will inform people about the business aspect of abortion and the effect that abortion has on women.
"People are making millions upon millions of dollars off the murdering of innocent babies," he said.
"Abortion has consequences to it. It's sold as a quick fix when you're in trouble. You can go and have an abortion and the problem goes away. Well, we know from countless women that the problem does not go away. Women have long term consequences that they are going to have to deal with for years and years."
The movie also aims to encourage pro-life people to work towards an end to abortion.
"This is all about getting the truth out there to save babies. We want to motivate people to do something, even people in the pro-life community. We have thousands of people out there who are pro-life but who really don't take an active part in it. We want to motivate them to do something."
Out of everything in the movie, the interviews with women who have had abortions are the most poignant for Kyle.
"The women talking about their abortion experiences were the most difficult to get through when doing the interviews. I've sat with this footage countless times going through it and it still affects me."
Kyle says that his interview with Carol Everette was especially powerful for him. Everette, who used to run abortion mills in Dallas, has since become a noted pro-life speaker and advocate of unborn children's rights.
In the preview for the movie released Friday on Youtube, Everette says, "We would give them [young girls] a low-dose birth control pill they would get pregnant on or a defective condom. Our goal was 3-5 abortions for every girl between the ages of thirteen and eighteen."
"Blood Money" still does not yet have a distributor, but Kyle is hopeful that through the support of pro-life advocates the film will gain the attention of one. In order for this to happen, though, he says that people need to register at the website or watch the preview on youtube to show their support.
"We know 250,000 to 300,000 people come to D.C. every January for the pro-life march, and it should be pretty easy to get those kinds of numbers looking at the website or the youtube video. If we can generate those kinds of numbers we think it will help us tremendously to get a distributor."
To support the documentary "Blood Money," please either watch the youtube trailer here.
Or register at the website: www.bloodmoneyfilm.com