‘Blood Money’ exposes profit motive of abortion clinics
A new documentary, “Blood Money,” shows the abortion industry as a hardcore business that uses scripted “counseling” by people through a hotline, and marketing strategies including discounts for early choices to have an abortion, among others.
“Blood Money” includes interviews with Carol Everett, who once managed three abortion clinics in Dallas County and is now a pro-life speaker and book author, according to the Christian Post.
The film also shows that the inception of abortion clinics in the U.S. came in stages starting with Planned Parenthood.
Also depicted are the emotional underpinnings that the experience of abortion has on the mother, according to the film’s website.
Everett also notes that the health consequence of a failed abortion is rarely highlighted. In her testimony that is shown in the Priests for Life website, she mentions a 12-page form written by an abortion clinic that a client must sign before undergoing treatment.
Everett said in her testimony, “it was written to confuse the girl to death. It had every possible complication of an abortion you could imagine, and it would take [a doctor] two hours with a medical dictionary to go through it. (It uses) words …. no one could possibly understand, and it does its job. It confuses her and she doesn’t ask any questions.”
Complications have actually occurred, Everett says, including a woman who ended up with a perforated uterus so that her bowel stuck out from her vagina; and of another woman who bled to death when the doctors pulled out the back of her uterus, the Christian Post said.
“Blood Money,” also features the testimonies of priests, scientists, lawyers, abortion patients and clinic insiders who say it is more of a means to make big money than a medical service. Everett noted in her testimony that an abortion clinic is structured in such a way that if an error occurs, it is hard to pin liability.
“Blood Money” cites counselors who are trained to sell abortions and who have scripts to refer to; and doctors who do 20 to 30 abortions in an hour. Discounts are offered to newly-diagnosed mothers if they decide immediately for an abortion, the Christian Post reported.
Testimonials in the film also come from pro-life groups such as Pro-Life Unity and Priests for Life. Abortion patients also told of how they felt coerced to have an abortion, detailed the procedures they underwent, and experienced depression and tried to commit suicide, the Christian Post said.
The narrator of “Blood Money” is Alveda King, the daughter of the late civil rights leader, Rev. Martin Luther King. Alveda blames the U.S. Supreme Court for the rise in abortion clinics when they ruled in favor of abortion by 7-2 in the Roe v. Wade case in 1973.
“Blood Money” was shown last month at the Pickwick Theatre in Park Ridge, Chicago. Executive Producer David Kyle said they are hoping that they can find an interested distributor so that it can be shown in other theaters, the Christian Post said.
Currently, the film is available on DVD at www.bloodmoneyfilm.com.