'One of the Most Important Stories Never Told:' Media's Blackout of Abortion Doctor Case Highlighted in New Film
- Alright, listen up.
We're looking for anything that looks like
drugs or paraphernalia.
- [Narrator] Audienceswill finally get to see
and hear details of atrue life horror story.
In Gosnell, the trial ofAmerica's biggest serial killer.
- I don't know, I've never been in an
abortion clinic before.
- [Narrator] StarringDean Cain as a detective,
the PG-13 film exploresthe shocking crimes
and trial of Philadelphia abortionist
Sentenced to life for killing thousands
of babies across three decades.
As far back as the 70s, the sign on
Gosnell's West Philadelphia clinic read,
Women's Medical Society.
Then in 2010, while investigating
an illegal prescription drug operation,
federal agents discovered what they called
a house of horrors.
Three years later, a jury found Gosnell
guilty of murderingthree babies born alive.
According to the grand jury report,
Gosnell killed them by severing their
spinal cords with scissors.
Investigators alsodiscovered refrigerators
full of aborted fetuses in his offices.
The case went largelyuncovered by politicians
and the mainstream media.
- You'd think a caseabout a medical doctor
killing babies born alivewould be a big news story,
but what was also shocking aboutthe trial of Kermit Gosnell
was how little mediaattention it received.
I was in the courtroom for CBN News
covering the trial, just one of a handful
of journalists in that courtroom.
And that really becamepart of the storyline,
which is why it was described as
one of the most importantstories never told.
- We at the media research center,
we actually tracked thisand we found it took
56 days before allthree broadcast networks
covered his story.
So those are new showsby ABC, NBC, and CBS.
So yes, there was absolutely a black out.
And it's hard to know why exactly,
because abortion is a huge issue
that American are concerned about.
And this shouldn't just be an issue for,
let's say, people whoare against abortion,
or for abortion.
It's a human right issue.
These were atrocities that were happening
in this abortion clinic.
- [Narrator] Producers Ann McElhinney
and Phelim McAleer saythey were on a mission
to expose the truth about Gosnell.
They told CBN newsHollywood rejected the film
because of its subject matter.
- At every moment of this process has
been challenging, like evenfrom the very beginning
when we started thecrowd funding campaign,
and we went to Kickstarter,where we had raised
money before for a different film,
And suddenly we go to Kickstarter,
we tell them our whole campaign,
and suddenly they'rebasically censoring us.
They said, oh you can'tmention babies murdered,
you can't mention babies stabbed to death.
And it's like, well howdo we tell the story?
Why are we raising moneyfor a film about a thing?
We have to describe it.
So it wasn't that, theydidn't want to have
anything to do with us.
- [Narrator] Actor KevinSorbo and his wife Sam
supported the movie byurging people to donate
to the fundraising campaign.
Sorbo recently tweeting,
we raised over $2 millionfor the making of this film.
Hope you all support to seethe truth behind this case.
- Gosnell, the trial of America's biggest
serial killer is set to release to over
600 theaters nationwide October 12th.
Charlene Aaron, CBN News.