Episode 21: Gosnell, the Abortion Story No One Wanted Told—Ann McElhinney

By Thomas V. Mirus (bio - articles - email) | Oct 30, 2018

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The new feature film Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer, about the investigation, trial and conviction of abortionist Kermit Gosnell, has defied opposition from the film industry and the press alike to become an artistic and financial success, even briefly making it into the top ten in box office results. Writer Ann McElhinney discusses the film, her research process (including the disturbing experience of interviewing Gosnell himself), and the numerous obstacles the filmmakers faced in telling a story nobody wanted to see the light of day.

At the beginning of the episode, Thomas also discusses the recent film about Oscar Wilde, The Happy Prince (the Gosnell interview starts 10 minutes in).


Gosnell on DVD (also available for rental on iTunes, Amazon, YouTube, etc): http://www.amazon.com/Gosnell-Americas-Biggest-Serial-Killer/dp/B07KBQN1MM

The book: https://amzn.to/2Rt20A5

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