Winston Churchill credited the movie, Mrs. Miniver, with turning the isolationist sentiment of the United States in WWII. Churchill stated that the film was “worth a hundred battleships”! Reportedly, when Abraham Lincoln met Harriet Beecher Stowe, he greeted her with, “So you’re the little woman that wrote the book that started this Great War.”
A story can motivate people more effectively than mountains of statistics. It is with this truth in mind that Montgomery County Right to Life hosted a special viewing of the movie, Gosnell. 40 Days for Life partnered with MCRTL on the event. Ann McElhinney, author and producer of the book and movie, headlined the evening to provide background and behind the scenes remarks. Gosnell is the story of infamous Philadelphia abortionist, Kermit Gosnell. Eric Metaxas, New York Times Best-selling author of Bonhoeffer… and of Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce… , states that Gosnell is “a very important book…It’s a story so horrific that every American needs to know.” Will Gosnell be the vehicle to waken our nation to the truth of abortion?
Unfortunately, this ground-breaking movie has been largely ignored by mainstream media and Hollywood. In an attempt to help raise awareness and support for the movie’s distribution, Montgomery County Right to Life sponsored a private viewing of the movie which was graciously hosted by Grace Woodlands Church.
Ann McElhinney shared about the challenges getting the movie into theaters and led a lively time of Q & A with the audience. The event was attended by over 200 people including local politicians, pastors, and supporters of MCRTL.
Gosnell is a powerful and shocking movie that tells the untold story of an abortionist who fit the description of a serial killer in his utter lack of remorse and regard for the life of either the women or their babies. Building the case against him was extremely difficult and the book and movie tell the compelling story of how Dr. Kermit Gosnell of Philadelphia, was exposed and brought to trial. Gosnell stars Dean Cain, Michael Beach, and Earl Billings. It was produced by Ann McElhinney, directed by Nick Searcy, and written by Andrew Klavan, Phelim McAleer, and Ann McElhinney.
In May 2013, Gosnell was convicted of first degree murder in the deaths of three of the infants and involuntary manslaughter in the death of Karnamaya Mongar. Gosnell was also convicted of 21 felony counts of illegal late-term abortion, and 211 counts of violating the 24-hour informed consent law. After his conviction, Gosnell waived his right to appeal in exchange for an agreement not to seek the death penalty. He was sentenced instead to life in prison without the possibility of parole. (source: Wikipedia)
It’s a story that has been ignored, but no longer.
MCRTL is very grateful for the many donors who helped underwrite the cost of the event and for all the tireless volunteers who helped make it a success. Gosnell is expected to be in theaters for the general public this fall. To learn more, visit gosnellmovie.com.