Mark Steyn on the Gosnell movie

Will the screening in your area be cancelled due to pressure? From Mark Steyn:

On the day that Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed as a judge on the highest court in the land, this new film is as appropriate a choice as any for our Saturday movie date: it was America’s abortion absolutism that drove both the fanatical opposition to Justice Kavanaugh’s nomination and the media blackout on the case of Dr Kermit Gosnell, and their opposition to anyone telling his story.

Dr Gosnell is almost certainly America’s all-time champion serial killer. Some of us wrote about that way back when:

“This is a remarkable moment in American life: A man is killing actual living, gurgling, bouncing babies on an industrial scale – and it barely makes the papers.”

And, just as he couldn’t make the papers, there was little chance of this particular mass murderer ever making the silver screen – until, as I put it on The Mark Steyn Show, “a couple of Irish chancers” decided to crowdfund a movie on the subject. If making the film was hard, breaking through the societal omertà is harder: The Hyatt in Austin, for example, just canceled a screening at the behest of Planned Parenthood. So do be alert both to bookings of Gosnell at your local multiplex and to attempts to get it bounced. As producers and (with Andrew Klavan) screenwriters, Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer set out to tell a story none of the big studios would touch, and their doggedness deserves to find an audience. … Gosnell is well filmed, well told, well acted, and both powerful and entertaining. But it also has a rare integrity that should be rewarded at the box office. More.

Reality check: Indeed. In the age of the rapid spread of euthanasia, we are all “the fetus.” And the looks on the faces of the Kavanagh protesters should tell us what we need to know about what that means for us.

See also: Yes, of course the Kavanagh frenzy is about abortion Jennifer Hartline: They hate Kavanaugh because they love abortion and he does not. Hell hath no fury like “women’s rights” scorned.”


Is Hollywood abortion culture not really popular culture after all?