Yesterday was the one year anniversary of the first degree murder conviction in the trial of Kermit Gosnell, the Philadelphia abortion doctor.
He was found guilty of murdering three babies born alive in his abortion clinic by severing their spines with scissors following delivery. And convicted on two counts of gross negligence of two mothers. In addition Gosnell was convicted for killing 21 babies in utero, which is not murder in these cases, but a violation of Pennsylvania’s legal-abortion limit.
Now, “FrackNation” producer Phelim McAleer wants to make a movie about the Gosnell story. However, Hollywood, the industry not shy about filming grotesques flicks featuring blood, guts, and gore is not interested in making the movie!
Lila Rose writes, in the Washington Times, “It’s strange to see Hollywood refuse to touch the story of the worst serial killer in America’s history — and to see even an independent film maker rebuffed in his efforts to pick up the slack.”
“Why does a story like this — an “if it bleeds, it leads” tale, if ever there was one — cause such unique aversion, to the point where mainstream media ignore it and private companies twist themselves in rhetorical knots to keep it under wraps? Why does even the average American who enjoys “Law and Order” look away?”
First, she says, “there is the extreme horror of Gosnell’s acts. It is one thing when victims can run or scream for help, as in the Ariel Castro story. Gosnell’s victims, though, had absolutely no chance; they were barely developed enough to scream. These infants were completely at the mercy of their killer, with no escape from the surgical scissors on their necks.”
Secondly, Rose writes,“There are also the implications for the ‘pro-choice” movement.’ Planned Parenthood, NARAL and the rest try to distance themselves from Gosnell. Yet Planned Parenthood is far more sympathetic to “after-birth” abortion than its press releases would have us believe. Those 21 babies killed — and denied justice through Gosnell’s conviction”
As a result Mr. McAleer has turned to “crowdfunding” to finance the filming of the Gosnell movie through individual donations. After the web site Kickstarter refused the project unless he agreed to censor the horrible description of Gosnell’s crimes, the rival site IndieGoGo agreed. As of this date, they have reached the remarkable goal of $2.1 million in donations.
The liberal intelligentsia of America does not want the truth told about Abortion. Of the millions of women who suffered as a result. Of the 55 million children who’ve been slaughtered on Satan’s altar of selfishness, convenience, and promiscuity. Of fathers denied the right to fight for their child’s life. Of the terms “abortionist” and “serial killer” becoming synonymous. Of the nagging guilt of this nation before the Throne of Almighty God.
ThePreachersWord is not interested in this issue from a political perspective.
The Bible uses the expression “with child” 26 times to refer to pregnant women. The term fetus is never used. Luke, the physician, records that Elisabeth, the mother of John the Immerser, conceived a son (1:35). In verse 41 the doctor wrote “the baby leaped in her womb.” The baby! Not the fetus! It is the same Greek word that Luke uses to describe Jesus after he was born (2:12, 16). God views the unborn baby and the newborn baby in the same way. Both are living human beings.
In the midst of his suffering Job cries out, “Or why was I not hidden like a stillborn child, Like infants who never saw light?” (3:16). The unborn child is called an infant!
It was 41 years ago that the Supreme Court decision, Roe v Wade, legalized abortion. Ironically, as I write these words today is the 41th birthday of our son, Kenny. In looking back, never once did we think of Norma Jean’s pregnancy as carrying a fetus. Or a clump of issue. We said, “We’re going to have a baby! Baby Kenny!”
Now, we’re soon to be grandparents. Our daughter, Rachél, is expecting a baby boy in October! She, and her husband, Jared, have already chosen a name for the baby!
Ms Rose concludes her article by asking and observing, “Can Kermit Gosnell be the catalyst by which Americans realize that we cannot build our nation on the broken bodies of our littlest children? Maybe. One thing is sure: We have to learn about America’s biggest serial killer before we can learn from him.”
She says, “The Gosnell story must be told.”
What do you think?
–Ken Weliever, The Preacherman