By Shannon Baker, BCM/D National Correspondent
PASADENA, Md.—The young teenager, afraid she was pregnant, visited an abortion clinic to find out if it was true. A sonogram and a consultation later, her worst fears were confirmed, and she consented to an “abortion.”
Devastated by the resultant shame she felt after the procedure, the 16-year old later committed suicide. A follow-up investigation revealed startling news.
She was never pregnant.
Though tragic, the practice of falsifying pregnancies is not uncommon, shares David Kyle, director of “Blood Money,” a feature-length film, which seeks to expose the terrible realities of deception and greed in the abortion industry.
“Abortion is not a women’s health issue. It’s a deception issue. It’s a greed issue, “ he said.
Kyle said that the original focus of the documentary wasn’t the business of abortion. His goal was to end abortions.
But as he conducted interviews with former abortionists and women who have been harmed by their abortion decisions, it became apparent that the industry was fueled by money.
Case in point: Carol Everett, a former abortion clinic owner, explained in the documentary how her plan was to “sell abortions” by using sex education to “break down the natural modesty of children,” “separate them from their parents and their values,” and establish her abortion clinic as the “sex expert in their lives.”
Then, the clinic would provide low dose birth control or defective condoms that inevitably led to pregnancies—and abortions.
“Our goal was three to five abortions from every girl from the ages 13 to 18,” shared Everett, later acknowledging. “I recognize that I have been involved in the death of 35,000 babies.”
In 1995, after a life-changing experience with Jesus, Everett founded the Heidi Group, where she has committed her life’s work to helping women facing an unintended pregnancy with positive life affirming options.
“It wasn’t an easy choice for these women to have abortions,” Kyle noted, explaining that those in the industry have worked hard to deceive women into making the choice to abort.
They employ lies about when life begins, that abortion procedures are always safe, and that life is better without unwanted babies.
“The human mind has tremendous capacity to tramp down what is a traumatic experience,” Kyle continued. “Some women don’t realize what they have done until many years later.”
The consequences, as Kyle learned from multiple women who had abortions, was the desperate sense of shame and remorse that they often endured alone.
But Kyle wants these women to know that they are not alone.
He and the film’s executive producer, John Zipp, envision getting the film into theaters—and starting conversations about the consequences of a woman’s “choice” to abort their babies.
The film, which includes testimonies from Norma McCorvey, (“Roe” of Roe v. Wade); Alveda King, niece of the civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr.; and other pro-life activists, is now in the process of finding a distributor. After nearly six years since its first concept, the film has completed its final production and is ready for public viewing.
“The bottom line is that we need to get the truth about what abortion is out there,” Kyle said.
He shared three ways that people can show support for this film:
Pray. Kyle urges Christians to pray about the film, about finding the right distributor, and for the opportunity to achieve their vision of being shown in theaters.
“Pray that the issue of abortion actually comes out to the public,” he urged, noting that the conversation is taking place, “but it needs to be much deeper, because the other side doesn’t want the truth to come out.”
Watch the trailer. Visit online at www.bloodmoneyfilm.com to see the trailer of the upcoming film. The higher the number of views, the more potential that a distributor will be interested in backing the project, Kyle said. To date, Youtube has recorded nearly 200,000 views.
Sign up to show your support. By signing up at www.bloodmoneyfilm.com, people are saying that they will go see the film once it becomes available. This commitment goes a long way in telling potential distributors that there is a big audience out there.
Already, over 19,000 people have signed up to show their support, Kyle shared.