How do you leave Hollywood speechless? Take one of their favorite plotlines—cruel, bloody murder committed by a heartless killer—and expose its connection to one of their pet causes: abortion.
That’s the goal of the latest project of award-winning filmmakers Anne McElhinney, Phelim McAleer, and Magdalena Segieda, who have launched a “crowdfunding” effort to raise $2.1 million to produce a film about abortionist and serial killer Kermit Gosnell.
Last spring, the trio watched in disbelief as the media ignored the revelations coming out of the Philadelphia courtroom where Gosnell was on trial for seven counts of murder, as well as multiple other counts of performing illegal abortions and violating abortion and clinic regulations. Each day revealed more details of the horrific carnage in Gosnell’s filthy “house of horrors.” But while the national media passed over the Gosnell trial as a “local” story, Americans were treated to nonstop coverage of the trial of Jodi Arias, convicted of murdering her boyfriend. Why the difference?
Anne, Phelim, and Magdalena will be exploring that question among many others left unanswered in the Gosnell trial. Gosnell’s prosecution dealt with only a fraction of the murders that took place in his clinic, murders that had been happening for decades. From the Grand Jury’s report on Kermit Gosnell:
This case is about a doctor who killed babies … What we mean is that he regularly and illegally delivered live, viable, babies in the third trimester of pregnancy – and then murdered these newborns by severing their spinal cords with scissors …. Over the years, many people came to know that something was going on here. But no one put a stop to it.
Why was the most prolific serial killer of all time allowed to operate in plain sight of the authorities? Anyone involved in the pro-life movement knows the answer: because those who could have done something were either too scared or too influenced by their own agendas to interfere with a “woman’s right to choose.” The Grand Jury itself came to that conclusion.
But millions of Americans don’t know this. They don’t know who Kermit Gosnell is, and they won’t understand why the authorities turned a blind eye to his grisly crimes.
That’s why it’s so important that this movie be made. This movie will be shown via cable TV, available not just to a pro-life audience but to an audience of regular Americans who have no idea of the crimes committed— and allowed—in the name of “choice” and “women’s health.”
You can help make this movie happen by donating at here. If Anne, Phelim, and Magdalena don’t meet their goal of $2.1 million by May 12, all funds will be returned.
They are halfway to their goal already. Let’s help them over the top.