The film depicts the shocking true story of the investigation and trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell is scheduled to open in hundreds of theatres on October 12th and is based on the NY Times Bestseller — Gosnell: The Untold Story of America’s Most Prolific Serial Killer. Gosnell, who has owned and operated abortion facilities in Philadelphia since the 1970s, was employing extraordinarily barbaric tactics in an industry already conceived in death and fraught with gruesome procedures. His clinic, the Women’s Medical Society, also known as his “house of horrors,” was raided by authorities on February 18, 2010, due to suspicion of illegal drug prescription use after an investigation lasting months.
On January 19, 2011 Gosnell was arrested and charged with eight counts of murder — seven babies whom he was charged with killing after their live births, and Karnamaya Mongar, a 41-year-old refugee who died from lethal doses of anesthesia and painkillers at the hands of Gosnell and his employees. “Most Americans have never heard the name Dr. Kermit Gosnell because the mainstream journalists chose not to cover the trail,” said producer Ann McElhinney. “The movie is as much as exposé of the media as it is of abortion.”
The film was funded by a record-breaking crowdfunding campaign.