At our annual convention on April 2, Mass. Citizens for Life was privileged to host the New England premiere of a new documentary on the efforts by pro-choicers to silence any effort to say that abortion is harmful to women. What makes this film, called “Hush”, so unusual is that the director is a self-proclaimed believer in the pro-choice viewpoint (and still is) who nevertheless concluded that only pro-lifers are willing to be honest about the psychological trauma, physical injury and breast cancer risks from abortion. See their website for the documentary.
The film includes first-person interviews with many well-known voices in the scientific community as well as avowed pro-life and pro-choice advocates. All of the conclusions are based on real data and testimony and all of the research and studies are listed in the credits for anyone to check.
To quote their own description:
Since the supreme court’s decision of Roe vs Wade legalized abortion in 1973, “pro-choice” people and “pro-life” people have been arch-enemies. Pure hatred for one another’s viewpoints has reigned even to the point of physical violence towards one another. So when “pro-choice” Director Punam Kumar Gill and “pro-life” Producer Joses Martin began conversations about the subject of the health effects of abortion on women, we weren’t sure whether such a partnership would be possible.
But we believed that if we could overcome our differences and work together, the outcome would be powerful towards the breaking down of political boundaries. Together we determined to maintain one goal, and only one goal, in the making of this film: to find the truth for the sake of women’s health. To do this, we would have to maintain a posture of honour towards ALL women, forgoing our personal opinions of whether abortion is right or wrong, good or bad. We united for the greater good: to ensure that the best possible care is being given to women.
What they’ve produced is a compelling and convincing look at not just abortion’s costs, but the extreme levels of denial by an industry and political advocacy compelled to prevent any kind of criticism. See the trailer for the film below: