Many pro-life New Yorkers remember the harrowing 2013 trial of Kermit Gosnell, the Pennsylvania late-term abortionist who was found guilty of murdering three babies that survived abortions at his clinic. Gosnell was also convicted of “involuntary manslaughter, 21 felony counts of illegal late-term abortion, and 211 counts of violating an informed-consent law”; he was given a life sentence.
Five years later, Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinney produced a film that tells the story of the Gosnell trial. Entitled Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer, the film was one of the top 10 films in the United States on its opening weekend. The Gosnell trial was notable for the lack of mainstream media attention it attracted, and the film is no different. Marjorie Dannenfelser of the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List calls the film’s success “‘a remarkable accomplishment, considering the filmmakers’ heroic struggle against bias and censorship to bring this life-changing, true story to audiences across America.’”
For more than a decade, New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms has helped fight a battle to prevent the passage of abortion expansion legislation that would invite late-term abortionists like Kermit Gosnell to set up shop in New York. According to Alexandra DeSanctis of National Review, the Gosnell film makes it impossible for viewers to remain ignorant of the gruesome reality of abortion. It is our prayer that this movie will open eyes and hearts to the truth, impelling viewers to take a stand against abortion expansion here in the Empire State.