I hadn’t been to a movie in at least a year. I can’t even remember what the last one was. But I saw Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer tonight. I hope you do as well.
You know how it ends, so I can’t spoil that. But these comments might tell you more than you want to know ahead of time, so you’ve been warned.
The acting and production values were good, and much better than expected. The guy who played Gosnell was amazing.
They obviously used some poetic license to move the plot along, but to their credit they didn’t appear to exaggerate any of the key facts. The guy was so over-the-top it seemed like overkill just to describe it.
There were a couple unnecessary things that detracted in a minor way (I’m pretty sure that real coroners don’t hand scalpels to District Attorneys and let them cut up cadavers at all, let alone without gloves and masks). But you get those in any movie.
While the trial and key players kept making the point that Gosnell was on trial for murder, not abortion, they did make a lot of good pro-life statements. The “good” abortionist, there to make Gosnell look like a “bad” one, described a 2nd term abortion in detail, including injecting a needle in the child’s heart to kill her, evacuating the “gray matter” (i.e., brains) to make her skull collapse, etc. That’s more than most voters have probably ever heard.
Never forget that according to the Left — including the “Christian” Left — Gosnell’s only problem was killing the children a little too late. They support unrestricted abortions to the child’s first breath and want more of them with taxpayer funding. And despite their “safe, legal and rare” lies, the government really did prevent inspections from being done at Gosnell’s clinic.
Kudos to everyone involved with the production. Hope you go see it!