Gosnell movie shines ‘light of truth’ on issue of abortion

    September 18, 2018

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    Sarah Davis
    Arkansas Baptist News

    LITTLE ROCK – A sneak preview of the new movie “Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer” was be held Sept. 27 at the Riverdale VIP Cinema in Little Rock.

    The event sponsored by Arkansas Right to Life and The Dave Elwick Show on 101.1 FM featured Ann McElhinney producer of the movie and author of the book by the same name.

    “This movie will shine the light of truth on the seamy side of legal abortion and expose the reality that the media and others who profit from abortion hides when it doesn’t fit their narrative” said Rose Mimms executive director of Arkansas Right to Life.

    The film focuses on Kermit Gosnell who operated in abortion clinic in Philadelphia until 2013. The FBI and DEA raided Gosnell’s “Women’s Medical Society” to find evidence that it was illegally selling drugs.

    In the grand jury report the FBI found “blood on the floor...Semi-conscious women scheduled for abortions were moaning in the waiting room or the recovery room where they sat on dirty recliners covered with bloodstained blankets. All the women had been sedated by unlicensed staff.”

    The grand jury stated that medical instruments were not sterile and the equipment was rusty and outdated. The oxygen equipment was covered in dust and not inspected. The corroded suction tubing used for abortions was the only tubing available for oral airways if women needed assistance for breathing. There was no functioning resuscitation or monitoring equipment.

    The most horrific items found were 45 different fetal remains “haphazardly stored” in the clinic. The report lists the fetuses were stored in “bags milk jugs orange juice cartons and even in cat-food containers.”

    In Pennsylvania it is illegal to perform an abortion after 24 weeks. According to the grand jury report Gosnell would regularly deliver “live viable babies in the third trimester of pregnancy and then [murder] these newborns by severing their spinal cords with scissors.”

    According to the report “The medical practice by which he carried out this business was a filthy fraud in which he overdosed his patients with dangerous drugs spread venereal disease among them with infected instruments perforated their wombs and bowels and on at least two occasions caused their death.”

    Additionally the report stated there were complaints against Gosnell that dated back to 1983.

    According to the New York Times Gosnell was charged for eight counts of murder and sentenced to life without parole on May 15 2013 after a five-week trial.

    “This story is significant due to the blackout of news coverage by the main stream media who refused to cover it” said Mimms. “This movie will allow people to learn the truth about how Gosnell was able to operate his abortion clinic in violation of numerous laws and clinic regulations while being ignored by the state health department on orders by the governor.”

    The movie is rated PG-13 for mature thematic content including disturbing images and descriptions but the film is not graphic. The national release date of the film is Friday Oct. 12. 

    Contact Sarah Davis at sarah@arkansasbaptist.org.