‘Blood Money’ – the multi-million dollar abortion industry
LifeSiteNews in the US reports that a group of film-makers have recently produced 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.
It is shown how the pro-abortion lobby has created an abortion industry in the US. One interviewee, who used to run an abortion clinic in Dallas, Texas (and is now a pro-Life speaker) describes how teenagers were groomed to have abortions.
In the UK, organisations such as BPAS, the British Pregnancy Advisory Service carried out 55,000 abortions last year. This is about one quarter of the number of abortions carried out in England and Wales last year. And 92 per cent of abortions carried out by BPAS were on behalf of the NHS, so paid for by the tax payer.
Blood money indeed.
BPAS has been a registered charity since 1968. They claim to be a not-for-profit organisation, but the revenues that they attract can fund executives on fat salaries and pay for advertising to expand their 'business'.
In our ‘human rights’ era, the issue of abortion is presented as a balance of the rights and liberties of the woman (not mother) versus those of the foetus (not the baby).
Except, of course, that the foetus doesn't get a legal look-in and has no rights advocate.
The Bible suggests that what is in the womb is fully human. It does not talk of the ‘foetus’, but of nations, children and sons:
‘And the Lord said to her, Two nations are in thy womb’ (Gen 25:23).
‘...for the children are come to birth’ (2Kgs 19:3).
‘...are there yet any more sons in my womb...’ (Ruth 1:11).
The woman who has conceived is already a mother:
‘...he cometh out of the mother’s womb’ (Num 12:12).
‘...that the mother of my Lord should come to me’ (Lk 1:43).
Sentient life is in the womb:
‘For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil’ (Rom 9:11).
‘...the babe leapt in my womb for joy’ (Lk 1:44).
To abort is to deny the ‘right to life’ to what is fully human and quite distinct from the mother.
This picture is one of the most remarkable photographs ever taken. The tiny hand of a ‘foetus’ reaches out from a mother's womb to clasp a surgeon's healing finger. It is, by the way, 21 weeks old, an age at which it could still legally be aborted – as are around a quarter of a million of Britain’s babies every year.
Blood money indeed.
At least the Conservative Party is pledged to take one small step in the right direction.