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'Hero' Abortionist Sold Drugs, Reused Instruments, Gave Women STDs

Kermit Gosnell should be infamous as one of the most vile criminals ever to be brought before the American justice system.

He was convicted of murdering three babies who were born alive. He performed illegal abortions in hovel-like conditions. He pushed prescription drugs as a side gig — which is how, as The Atlantic reported, he was finally brought down.

Yet, just a few years after he began serving a life sentence, almost nobody remembers his name.

The makers behind “Gosnell: The Movie” aim to change all that. The film chronicles the investigation and trial of the man they call “America’s biggest serial killer.” And, according to them, the monster abortionist “is not an anomaly, unfortunately.”

Executive producer John Sullivan sat down with The Western Journal for an interview. He said the abortion industry is way more troublesome in this regard than abortion supporters think.

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“To me, it’s more of a mental condition, the way these doctors operate,” Sullivan said.

Sullivan, who has worked on movies with conservative leaders like Dinesh D’Souza and Ben Stein in the past, says the reason Gosnell was able to compartmentalize what he was doing was the “heroism” that the left tends to confer upon abortionists.

“Gosnell operated like he was in his own little fiefdom,” Sullivan said. “And he didn’t care about life on any side of it.”

“He’s selling drugs, he’s not caring about his patients, he’s reusing instruments on women, giving them STDs. And on top of that, he’s killing children.

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“So, I don’t think there’s any way you can paint this guy as a hero, and I think that’s kind of why the abortion side, the pro-choice side of this has distanced themselves to a degree,” Sullivan continued.

“But a lot of what he did to — we’ve seen the videos coming out of other places and know that this stuff is going on.”

The movie, which comes out Oct. 12, is based on the book “Gosnell — The Untold Story of America’s Most Prolific Serial Killer” by Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer. It stars Dean Cain, Sarah Jane Morris and Nick Searcy, who also directs.

According to the film’s website, the project was only possible because McAleer’s success in fundraising.

“‘Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer’ was one of the most successfully crowdfunded films in history. It was an amazing experience for us,” the website states.

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“Almost 30,000 people donated over $2.3m in 45 days. When it ended it was the most successful crowdfunding campaign on the Indiegogo website.”

The book it’s based on caused a scandal of sorts when The New York Times refused to feature it on its bestseller list, as the pro-life website Mercatornet.com reported. One hopes the movie won’t receive the same level of deliberate inattention from the media — although one doubts it, given what NPR tried to do when Gosnell’s makers attempted to take out an advertisement for the film.

According to The Daily Beast, NPR didn’t like the movie’s proposed promotion blurb, which read: “Support for this NPR program comes from the film ‘Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer.’ The film is the true story of abortionist Kermit Gosnell. A story the mainstream media tried to cover up because it reveals the truth about abortion.”

There’s a lot in there for liberals not to like.

For tickets and showtimes, visit the movie’s website.

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C. Douglas Golden is a writer who splits his time between the United States and Southeast Asia. Specializing in political commentary and world affairs, he's written for Conservative Tribune and The Western Journal since 2014.
C. Douglas Golden is a writer who splits his time between the United States and Southeast Asia. Specializing in political commentary and world affairs, he's written for Conservative Tribune and The Western Journal since 2014. Aside from politics, he enjoys spending time with his wife, literature (especially British comic novels and modern Japanese lit), indie rock, coffee, Formula One and football (of both American and world varieties).
Birthplace
Morristown, New Jersey
Education
Catholic University of America
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
Topics of Expertise
American Politics, World Politics, Culture




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