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“Gosnell” Film Shocks Audience

On Tuesday, October 10, Grand Rapids Right to Life brought the long-awaited film Gosnell to Grand Rapids. More than 270 prolife people were in attendance at Celebration! Cinema North to see this true crime drama about Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell.

Although the film showed the grisly “house of horrors” abortion clinic run by Gosnell, it focused more on the media blackout of this story and the case that was built against Amerca’s biggest serial killer by the prosecuting attorney.

At the conclusion of the court case, Gosnell was sentenced to serve three life sentences without parole and was found guilty of three counts of first degree murder for killing babies born alive, guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the botched abortion of Karnamaya Mongar, and guilty of hundreds of lesser charges.

Writer and producer Ann McElhinney was in attendance to welcome the sold-out crowd and to answer questions after the private screening. McElhinney spoke about the depth of her research, the decisions they made regarding what to include or exclude in the film, and her admiration for Jim Wood, the narcotics detective who, more than anyone else, was responsible for putting Gosnell behind bars.

In the lobby of the theater, McElhinney sold and signed copies of her book, Gosnell, and Grand Rapids Right to Life had a prolife display of educational information.