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A Review of Pro-Life Movie “Hush”

by | Jul 25, 2016

By Matthew Wagner

“Should we not be entitled to all the information, regardless of whether we want kids or not, regardless of whether or not that information is at odds with cultural norm?”

Hush_documentaryreThat is the question that is central to the documentary “Hush.” This documentary looks at the truth about the physical and psychological damage abortion causes. It highlights the misinformation told by abortion center workers and addresses how the medical community is complicit in hiding the truth.

Perhaps the most interesting aspect of the film is the journey writer-director and narrator Punam Kumar Gill takes as she explores these questions.

Punam starts the film identifying herself as a feminist, and admits she started this film with a pro-abortion viewpoint that informed consent laws are meant to scare women into not having an abortion. As she dug deeper into the issue, she found more and more evidence of the medical community suppressing studies that showed a linkage between breast cancer and abortion, hiding research that shows a correlation between surgical abortions and pre-term births, and attempting to minimize the stories of women who have had serious psychological problems after an abortion.

Punam’s journey became more personal when, while doing her research, she tragically lost her first child to a miscarriage at 32 weeks. As she states, “When it’s your life at stake, it’s amazing how the information suddenly means something.”

By the end of the movie, Punam’s position has changed, and while she still identifies as “pro-choice,” she concedes that women deserve to have all the answers, and not a bunch of lies, when making important decisions that will impact their long-term health.

The film can be purchased through the website

“Hush” is a great resource for pro-lifers to make sure they have all the information they need…which is the point of the informed consent laws to begin with!

Editor’s note. This appeared on the webpage of Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation, NRLC’s state affiliate.

Categories: Abortion