Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Blood Money

bloodm From an article by Lifenews:
The premier of the movie "Blood Money," which exposes the abortion industry, has been canceled after the theater was threatened by abortion advocates. Roman Jaquez, an independent film maker and artist produced the documentary -- which contains interviews of whistle-blowing former employees of abortion centers.
They expose the deceitful tactics used by Planned Parenthood to increase its profits without regard to ethical practices.
Sal Munafo and Earl Wallace emailed LifeNews.com with news of the cancellation.
"Despite one of the film's showings already having sold out and steady ticket pre-sales, a representative of the Spectrum Theater in Albany informed Roman this past Friday that, after receiving phone calls from pro-abortion interests who threatened to protest and disrupt the showing of the film, it has decided to cancel the premier," they said.
The theater gets some calls from people threatening to protest and it pulls close the shades and calls the showing off?  Interesting ….

On the issue of abortion, you can split people into three groups: Pro-Life, Pro-Choice (death), and those who just don’t care enough to voice an opinion they would possibly have to defend.  Often people think of this third group as undecided, but I don’t think these people are as undecided as they are unmotivated.  I believe most people in this group would agree that abortion is wrong, but are just not motivated enough to actually form an opinion that may force them off the fence.  “I personally believe it’s wrong, but I wouldn’t want to force my opinion onto anyone else.”  A foot in each camp; a head nod to Life and a wink at Death.  The person acknowledges what is right while committing to never act on it.  It seems that the challenge is more to convince these people that something must be done rather than convince them that it’s wrong. 

I think the angle the new movie Blood Money is taking by shining light on Planned Parenthood’s greed, hypocrisy, and intimidation is a great idea.  The enemy is not the poor women having the abortions, the enemy is the one lying to, taking advantage of, and brutalizing those poor women.  It will be interesting to see if it can get some traction.  The movie is supported by Priests for Life, and you can show your own support by visiting the website and signing up..

2 comments:

Rat-biter said...

"Often people think of this third group as undecided, but I don’t think these people are as undecided as they are unmotivated. I believe most people in this group would agree that abortion is wrong, but are just not motivated enough to actually form an opinion that may force them off the fence. “I personally believe it’s wrong, but I wouldn’t want to force my opinion onto anyone else.” A foot in each camp; a head nod to Life and a wink at Death."

## Another possibility - people are aware that the issue is not simple, except (perhaps) conceptually. And the moment one group starts forcing its on other people, it lays itself open to having their ideas forced on it.

Opposition to abortion might be more convincing if being pro-life amounted to more than getting the conceptus out of the womb in one piece and alive. But that seems to be where care for it ends. And to expect a woman in (say) Haiti, who already has many children whom she can hardly provide for, not to use contraceptives or have an abortion, is monstrous. But "pro-lifers" - a fitter name might be "pro-natalists" - seem to care nothing for such problems. Yet they are occur in reality. How can it be right to bring a chld into the world when it is assured only of poverty & misery, & probably an early death ?

Ideally, there would be no abortion - in the world as it actually is, for the vast majority of the human race, abortion should be legally available, as being, though bad, less bad than some alternatives. A morally good alternative is not always available - in the real world, the world outside the ivory towers of theologians & Papal palaces, one sometimes has only a choice between evils.

Quotient said...

Rat-biter: This is a Catholic blog. No single entity on the planet earth or in the history of mankind has given more aid to more impoverished people than the Church. The fact she ALSO teaches that sanctity of life extends to the unborn, who are in fact more defenseless even than poor Haitian mothers, shouldn't surprise anyone, and should in fact be a chance to reflect on her wisdom in faith and morals. It is the Church that stands against exploitation of rich countries over poor; it is the Church that stands against euthanizing defenseless elderly and mentally handicapped; and it is the Church that teaches that aborting a child is killing, regardless of the excuses.

Telling prolifers to "get real" is just a logic hand grenade throw indiscriminately when you don't have good moral arguments to apply to the topic. The Church studies these issues and develops her teaching according to strict moral principals. The "real" side is not always easy or pleasant, to be sure, but your characterization of prolifers is not defensible.

It is demonstrable that populations who don't protect the unborn eventually begin to stop protecting the born, and eventually the value of all life declines in those cultures. The converse is also evident: those who care about unborn human life also defend it at ALL stages, from conception to natural death.