In 2013 the notorious late-term abortionist Kermit Gosnell was sentenced to life in prison, but you’ve probably never heard of him; there is a reason for that.  Gosnell was quite simply the most successful serial killer in American history.  Let me say that again, Gosnell was the most successful serial killer in American history.  Because of the sensitivity of his trial it was thought that it would be a media-frenzy; to be covered by every media outlet in America. In reality, no one from the media showed up to cover the trial….no one!  The courtroom was empty.

And now there is a movie opening October 12 which tells the real story of the greatest serial killer in American history.  One would think it impossible to make such a film in America today, but the filmmakers have produced this true crime drama.  Kermit Gosnell was found guilty of the murder of newborn children and the negligent death of one mother.  He made millions of dollars over 30 years performing countless late-term abortions in a filthy clinic.  The clinic was never allowed to be inspected by Philadelphia health officials; they were told by the state not to inspect his clinic.

Many of those thousands of children killed over three decades of abortions were infants who were born alive, but then murdered by Gosnell, usually by severing their spinal cords after being delivered.  He kept some of these dead children in formaldehyde jars.  At other times Gosnell employed the often-called “late term abortion” in which the infant is delivered as far as the neck, the skull punctured with scissors and the brains evacuated by suction.

The film will show that not only was Gosnell guilty but also the government officials, the legal system and the media who ignored the most sensational trial of 2013.  The movie trailer is now available online which will show the iconic photo below of an empty courtroom which became the symbol of the media’s decision to ignore this story of unspeakable horrors done to the most innocent of human life.  The producers of the film were shocked that health officials, doctors in emergency rooms and coroners were constantly attending to the women who suffered his butchery or died at his hands, yet they never reported anything; and the media certainly never reported any of this.

As difficult as it may be, I urge you to see this movie opening in 750 theaters across the United States on October 12.

This week the movie was to be shown in previews in Austin, Texas before the October 12 nationwide release.  The screening however had to be cancelled due to what the movie’s producer called the “bullying of Planned Parenthood.”


– Fr. Gerard Gordon