The film Hollywood tried to censor which tells the story the media refused to cover was released October 12, 2018, opening in over 600 theaters nationwide!
Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer tells the story of abortionist Kermit Gosnell, who is serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole after being convicted on three counts of first-degree murder for infanticide and one count of involuntary manslaughter for the death of patient Karnamaya Mongar.
Following a prescription drug bust in 2010, Gosnell was found to be running an abortion clinic ex-employees called a “house of horrors” after the state government failed to inspect the clinic for over 17 years. The clinic was beyond unsanitary and women were being sedated by unlicensed staff, violating health and safety code. Investigators found Gosnell was performing late-term abortions well over the 24-week limit and according to the Grand Jury Report, Gosnell murdered hundreds of babies who survived his abortion procedures by snipping their spinal cords with scissors. Refrigerators full of preserved baby feet and other body parts from his victims were also discovered.
The Gosnell case may have been written-off as a “local crime story” by mainstream media but producer husband and wife duo, Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinney, decided to take matters into their own hands.
“I just assumed that once he [Gosnell] was convicted there was going to be a mega movie...So I waited and waited and I realized, wow, no one’s making a movie out of this? That’s because… Hollywood doesn’t want to touch this story or cover this story. So, if they’re not going to do it, then I should do it…. We’ll just make a movie, and we did,” McAleer told LifeNews.
In an exclusive statement, McAleer informed Human Defense Initiative one of the main goals of the film is to help start meaningful conversations about the reality of the abortion industry.
"We just want to bring this true story to people and hope they have conversations based on the truth. So often abortion is a fact-free conversation. In the Gosnell case, those involved intimately in the abortion business were forced to testify underneath about the abortion business and everyone in the court room was shocked. I hope the audience learns a few facts and have conversations based on those facts," McAleer said.
However, their quest to make a movie exposing the truth about Gosnell and the abortion industry has not come without challenges.
The very first challenge arose when they tried to secure funds for the film. McElhinney and McAleer originally tried to start a campaign on Kickstarter, which they had used in the past to raise money for a different film. However, Kickstarter began censoring them, only allowing them to fundraise through the site if they changed the description for the project.
Kickstarter requested the terms “murder,” “murdering babies,” and “stabbing babies” be removed from the Gosnell description because the words were deemed offensive to Kickstarter’s community values.
McAleer did not want to be “part of a community that has standards that force you to lie,” so they switched their campaign to Indiegogo, raising a record breaking $2.3 million by 30,000 people in just 45 days.
After securing the funds, multiple studios and distribution companies rejected the film claiming it was “too controversial.” Once the film was picked up by GVN, the movie’s release was delayed due to the Judge in the Gosnell case suing over the film’s portrayal of him as corrupt.
Now, the film has overcome many obstacles and is playing to packed houses full of captivated audiences in private pre-screenings across the country.
Beginning October 12th, everyone will be able to go see the film which exposes the Gosnell case, abortion industry, media, and local government corruption.
The film is also something we believe everyone should go see. As one of the characters points out in the trailer, “there’s nothing that man did that protects women of children and you don’t have to be a pro-life activist to see that.”
McAleer also told Human Defense Initiative, "we hope everyone will enjoy the movie and be moved by it. It is PG-13 and that was very deliberate— we wanted to make it accessible to a wide range of people. It is not gory. At the pre-screenings people have brought their teenage children and they have loved it."
Although Gosnell has overcome many obstacles, pro-abortion activists are still trying to ban the movie, calling for theaters to back out of showing the film, a move that is to be expected.
"Abortion activists hate the Gosnell movie and are trying to get it banned because they know that it shines a truthful but negative spotlight on abortion an they will not allow that. Abortion is a sacred right for them and they will do whatever they can to protect that right. That is what these Kavanaugh hearings are all about — not sexual assault — it is about protecting abortion," McAleer told us.
In order to support Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer, encourage your friends and family to buy tickets to opening night or call your local AMC, Cinemark, or Regal theaters to request the movie be shown in a theater near you.
To view the list of theaters currently showing the film visit Gosnellmovie.com.
Watch the trailer below:
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