"‘Gosnell’ bares the need for movies presenting differing points of view"

The article in the (not-conservative) Hill calls for balance in Hollywood's treatment of abortion.

The movie Gosnell: The Trial of America's Biggest serial Killer

 ...tells the true, heart-wrenching story surrounding the trial of Kermit Gosnell, an unscrupulous doctor operating what is seemingly the United States’ most abhorrent women’s abortion clinic located in the heart of one of Philadelphia’s poorest neighborhoods. [The] motion picture vividly illustrates the investigation and trial leading to Gosnell’s 2013 conviction for many crimes, including first-degree murder. Gosnell was known to snip the necks of late-term babies born alive in botched abortion attempts.

Sadly, although the movie is in demand, it is being pulled from or not shown at a number of theaters. According to One News Now:

Even though it was a smash hit and one of America’s top 10 grossing films last weekend – making more than $1.2 million on just 668 screens – the pro-life movie about a notorious abortionist, Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer, was dropped by nearly a third of its theaters nationwide this weekend.

(Anyone who points this out is mocked by the left-wing press, such as this post.)

The Hill article contrasts Hollywood's high praise, including an Oscar, that was lavished on the pro-choice movie The Cider House Rules.

Unlike [Cider House], [Gosnell has] faced an arduous uphill battle in getting movie houses to screen their work. Their struggles are most apparent in America’s most progressive enclaves. At present, according to the movie’s website, the film is not being shown in Boston, Washington, D.C., or Los Angeles. In Philadelphia, “Gosnell” is being shown in a single theater nearly 18 miles from the site of its namesake’s infamous Women’s Medical Society in West Philadelphia.

Related: An Atlantic magazine writer says (during Gosnell trial) that the story was undercovered by the media.



Leave a comment

  • Advertisement:
  • Advertisement:
  • ChicagoNow is full of win

    Welcome to ChicagoNow.

    Meet our bloggers,
    post comments, or
    pitch your blog idea.

  • Visit my new website

    I'm a freelance writer, editor and author. I can help you with a wide variety of projects. Check out my new website at www.dennisbyrne.net

  • Subscribe to The Barbershop

    Enter your email address:

    Delivered by FeedBurner

  • Dennis Byrne’s Facebook Fan Page

  • Like me on Facebook

  • Our National Debt

  • Twitter

  • Tags

  • Recent Comments

  • /Users/dennisby/Desktop/trailer.mp4
  • Latest on ChicagoNow

  • Advertisement: