When filmmaker Ann McElhinney was granted an interview with Kermit Gosnell on background for The Gosnell Movie, she didn’t expect to be seated without a plexiglass barrier, or even a table to separate them. You do not want to miss Ann’s chilling account of coming face-to-face with an evil human being. Even as Gosnell invaded her space and touched her to establish his dominance, Ann found herself thinking how hard it is to accept the banality of evil.
Ann and her husband Phelim McAleer have carried out a historic crowd-funding campaign on Indiegogo for this crime drama about abortionist Kermit Gosnell and the media cover-up.
When we spoke with Phelim McAleer about his experience attending the Gosnell trial, he stated that he had been pro-choice going into the experience. I hope skeptics will consider this project in light of that fact. The people telling this story had their hearts pierced by the truth and they cannot keep quiet as a result.
Gosnell was convicted in 2013 of three counts of first-degree murder of infants born alive and then murdered after illegal late-term abortions, and one count of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Karnamaya Mongar, who died of an overdose of sedatives. Among lesser charges, he was found guilty of 211 counts of not waiting 24 hours after consulting with a patient before performing an abortion. He is now serving three life sententces.
At the time of the trial abortion proponents cast Gosnell as an outlier, yet they did nothing to stop him nor others of his ilk. The hundreds and thousands of children who perished at Gosnell’s facility stand as a silent rebuke to those who would couch those defenseless lives as mere potential to be “chosen” or disposed of.
The Gosnell Movie will cast this story for what it is: a portrait of America’s biggest serial killer. They will tell the story as a true crime drama.
Although the story of Kermit Gosnell is despicable and dark, the fact that these journalists are not only willing to tell it, but are also willing to risk exposing the scandalous media cover-up is truly inspiring and a cause for great hope. The first step to healing any terrible wrong is bringing it into the light of truth. I anticipate that The Gosnell Movie will do so in the most compelling way.
From Ann’s bio:
Ann McElhinney is a filmmaker and investigative journalist most recently producing and directing FrackNation. She has produced documentaries for the BBC, CBC (Canada) and RTE (Ireland). She has written for a series of newspapers including The UK Sunday Times and the Irish Times. Ann has worked as a filmmaker and journalist in many countries including Indonesia, Romania, Vietnam, Cambodia, Uganda, Madagascar and Uzbekistan. She has appeared on or is a regular contributor to an array of international media organizations including ABC, BBC, CBC (Canada), ABC (Australia), RTE (Ireland) and Fox News. She is a regular on a number of US talk radio shows including Hugh Hewitt and the Dennis Miller. A well known public speaker she has spoken most recently at conferences in Washington DC, New York, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Toronto, Phoenix, San Diego, St. Louis, Santa Barbara and Salt Lake City.
Also this week, Dr. Freda Bush‘s remarks following The Selma Project for Life. She talked about the value of good research and her heart for saving women and children from the damage abortion does to both, particularly women of color and women being exploited by illegal and unscrupulous abortion practitioners.
From Freda’s bio:
Since 1987 Dr. Bush has been practicing OB-GYN in Jackson, Mississippi and is a Clinical Instructor in the Department of OB-GYN and Department of Family Medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. She is a partner in private practice with East Lakeland OB-GYN Associates in Jackson, Mississippi, is a Fellow in the American College OB-GYN and a Board Member of the American Association of Prolife OB-GYN.
In February, 2012, she became President/CEO of the Medical Institute for Sexual Health. Freda co-authored with Joe S. McIlhaney, MD two books, HOOKED, New Science on How Casual Sex is Affecting Our Children and Girls Uncovered, New Research on What America’s Sexual Culture Does to Young Women. She also currently serves as a medical adviser for Heartbeat International and CareNet and serves as Medical Director to the Center for Pregnancy Choices, Metro Jackson.
During the live segment of the show we welcomed back a caller from last week, Ruth, who shared with us her own powerful story and testimony.