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Five Things The Left Tries to Hide About Kermit Gosnell

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Leftist hate of Brett Kavanaugh is unbounded – and it stems from terror that Kavanaugh will be instrumental in overturning Roe V. Wade. Yet while emotional leftists berate Kavanaugh supporters as inhumane and sexist, they conveniently overlook the atrocities of the abortion industry – and murderers like Kermit Gosnell.


Time and again, the pro-choice media has sought to exonerate Gosnell. Liberals falsely claim his trial occurred because of religious anti-abortion zealots. Why? Because his story sheds light on the horrors of the abortion industry like never before. Masquerading as a woman’s rights activist and zealously pro-choice doctor, Gosnell was left to butcher and blunder as he pleased.  

Kermit Gosnell was ultimately convicted of murdering three born alive infants by stabbing their necks with scissors.  Yet these are only three of many hundreds (if not thousands) of murders that Gosnell committed. Gosnell: The Untold Story of America’s Most Prolific Serial Killer was a nationally bestselling book in 2017, and now it has been turned in to  a major motion picture premiering on October 12.

Here are five grisly facts about the Gosnell case, investigative journalists Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer, and America’s most prolific serial killer.

1. Kermit Gosnell’s “abortion” clinic was really a “House of Horrors.”

Kermit Gosnell was an abortion doctor. He owned a private practice nestled in the heart of Philadelphia where he employed a variety of unlicensed, under-privileged workers. When the FBI raided his clinic on February 18, 2010, they were horrified to find blood on the floor, the stench of urine in the air, flea-ridden cats wandering the halls, rusty and unsterile equipment sitting about, and a room full of moaning women who had been left alone on bloody recliners after their abortion procedures. They described his home as “a house of horrors” – and to this day it is boarded up and shunned by the neighborhood. Even more horrifying: Gosnell’s collection of forty-seven pairs of babies in his refrigerator –and the body parts discovered jammed in the garbage disposal.


2. Gosnell butchered women, botched abortions, and murdered born alive infants.

Multiple women died under Gosnell’s sloppy handiwork, but thousands of babies died by his purposeful hand.  It was well known that he was rough with his patients, slapping their legs and shouting in their faces if they cried or told him they were scared. Gosnell was known for editing sonograms to make babies appear younger and smaller than they were, and he saved the biggest babies to be aborted on Sundays – when only he and his wife would be at the clinic to see how large these infants were.

Gosnell would cause the babies to be born prematurely, and then snip their spinal cord while they were still breathing. His assistants, hardened though they were, were shocked by the size of some of these babies (left in boxes on the counters or frozen until they could be burned), and this ultimately led to Gosnell’s demise.

3. Gosnell also made a living from illegally selling drugs.

Gosnell was supplying drug dealers whilst masking as a women’s health advocate and a benevolent community member – writing prescriptions for OxyContin, Percocet, Xanax, and codeine syrup for anyone who requested. “Patients” would show up to his clinic, wait a couple hours to meet with him, pay $150 for the appointment, and receive several prescriptions to whatever medication they requested. During the following weeks, that patient could call in and order as many new scripts for the prescription as they desired – for just $20 a script. As his luxury shore house and his wife’s many designer purses show, Gosnell was making bank. Ultimately it was Gosnell’s drug dealings that caused Detective Jim Wood to stumble into his house of horrors.


4. A husband and wife decided Gosnell must be exposed – and his story became a national bestseller.

Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer, the investigative journalists and authors of Gosnell: The Untold Story of America’s Most Prolific Serial Killer, spent three years researching this case and compiling evidence. They have both spoken with Gosnell himself – now an unrepentant and boastful prisoner serving three life term sentences in a Philadelphia prison. Now these passionate and determined duo have made Gosnell into a major motion picture premiering on October 12. Their work was no walk in the park. “Reading the testimony and sifting through the evidence in the case in the research for this book and writing the script of the movie has been brutal,” McElhinney wrote inGosnell’s preface. “I have wept at my computer. I have said the Our Father sitting at my desk. I am no holy roller – I hadn’t prayed in years – but at times when I was confronted with the worst of this story I didn’t know what else to do…”

5. The biased media refuses to acknowledge Gosnell.

When Gosnell: The Untold Story of America’s Most Prolific Serial Killer first was released, it blazed through the ranks on Amazon to become a national bestseller – selling out in just three days! Ranking at #3 in all books on Amazon, Gosnell was dubbed “Amazon’s #1 Hot New Release” – and should have been #4 on the New York Times best seller list. Yet the NYT utterly ignored Gosnell’s claim to fame, arguing that they represented the “best assessment of what books are the most broadly popular.” This mirrors much of what went on at the time of the actual Gosnell trial; hardly any media showed up at the courthouse, let alone covered the case.


Yet despite the media’s attempts to hush up Gosnell’s crimes, the book continues to thrive (and it was actually just reprinted in paperback). Now it is time for the movie to do its work.

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