An anti-abortion documentary called Bloodmoney looks to expose “the multi-billion dollar industry that literally thrives on the destruction of unborn babies and the traumatizing of young pregnant women” — and how that industry conspires to use sex-ed to get young women to have abortions.Bloodmoney, described on its site as exploring “how a movement based on racism and population control usurped the momentum of the women’s rights movement to create something truly despicable,” was produced by the Maryland-based TAH LLC, according to the American Independent. It was financed by two private investors, and cost around $500,000.
David K. Kyle, the director, says that the film has not been screened in any U.S. theaters yet — though it did have a theatrical release in Spain in 2010 — but he thinks there is a market for it in colleges and high schools.
Klye also told the Independent that he did not interview any pro-choice activists because that would be like interviewing Hitler-apologists for a documentary about the Holocaust. “I’m not going to expose an evil,” he said.
The film offers to “shake you to the core” by offering “the inconvenient truth about abortion” — mainly that abortion providers are money-hungry manipulators, and that abortion is a form of black genocide (another anti-abortion film called Gates Of Hell also explores this theme, which has lately become a something of a favorite argument for ardent opponents of abortion).
One “expert” interviewed in Bloodmoney says that she used to work for an abortion clinic that aimed to get “every girl between the ages of 13 and 18” to have 3-5 abortions. “We had a whole plan to sell abortions — and it was called sex education,” she says. “Break down their natural modesty, separate them from their parents and their values and become the sex expert in their life so they turn to us.” To that end, she claimed, they would hand out a low-dose birth control pill that invariably resulted in pregnancy.
Another woman explains: “There’s a lot of money involved. We never would take personal checks. We always encouraged the ladies to bring cash…you don’t have to report cash, friend.”
According to Sofia Resnick of the Independent, the film has crept its way into politics as well:
In March, Utah state Rep. Carl Wimmer (R-Herriman), who is running for Congress in 2012, showed a clip of “Bloodmoney” — wherein Operation Rescue President Troy Newman describes abortion clinics having blood and rats all over the floor — on the Utah House floor to defend his “Abortion Clinic Licensing” bill, which is already in effect. The law requires the Utah Department of Health to inspect abortion clinics twice a year without notice.
Here’s the preview:
Dr. Alveda King — who is known for being Martin Luther King’s niece and calling gay marriage “genocide” — narrates the film.