The story is horrific and shocking. It is so unbelievably gruesome that some preview audiences had a hard time believing it could be real.
But when “Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer” executive producer John Sullivan sat down with The Western Journal’s Josh Manning, he explained that was why actual crime scene photos were included during the credits rolling at the end of the movie: Those horrors really did happen.
Investigators found the bodies of nearly 50 children at Kermit Gosnell’s Women’s Medical Society clinic in Philadelphia, and they were not stored in one place as medical waste. Instead, around every corner investigators found more surprises in the “house of horrors,” according to the firsthand accounts the movie-makers used.
“They were stored in plastic bags, they were put into orange juice containers with the lids cut off, and they were stored in refrigerators in the lunch room … in the break room,” Sullivan said.
As horrific as the discoveries were, little media attention was given to the story, even during the trial. It didn’t fit the pro-abortion agenda supported by so many in the establishment media.
In an opinion piece for LifeNews, reporter J.D. Mullane of the Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Courier Times noted that he covered “the 2013 trial of the infamous Philadelphia abortionist and killer of newborns, a murder trial ignored by Big Media.” The scene of the all the empty media seats from the trial was actually reflective of a real photo Mullane snapped in disgust at the actual proceedings.
And that is not all. In a preview for the movie, the character of Assistant District Attorney Alexis “Lexy” McGuire says, “Nothing that man did that protects women or children. And you don’t have to be a pro-life activist to see that.'” And perhaps that is the biggest problem of all for the movie and the telling of the story.
This was evidenced when “Gosnell,” which opened Oct. 12 and was doing well on screens nationwide, suddenly started disappearing from theaters. Audiences have raved about the film, with some viewers reporting it changed their views about abortion.
College student Kathy Zhu is one of them. “Yesterday, I was pro-choice,” she told her 50,000 Twitter followers. “I believed that women should have a say & the gov shouldn’t be interfering w/ our lives. Today, I’m pro-life.”
Yesterday, I was pro-choice. I believed that women should have a say & the gov shouldn’t be interfering w/ our lives
— Kathy Zhu (@PoliticalKathy) October 22, 2018
Despite — or more likely because of — the impact it is having on audiences, “Gosnell” has faced numerous obstacles since its release.
Although the filmmakers strove for accuracy, “Gosnell” is not graphic in its portrayal of the horrific events. This, in contrast to some ordinary or even Halloween and horror-themed movies, would not be a reason for the movie to be pulled from theaters or have its advertising banned.
Anyone interested in seeing the film may purchase tickets online via links on the movie’s website.
The interview written about in this article was conducted as part of a paid content arrangement with the producer of “Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer.” This article, however, was not written as part of that business arrangement.
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