Abortion as true crime

These filmmakers were not pro-life did not especially like pro-life activists. The people telling this story had their hearts pierced by the truth and they cannot keep quiet as a result.

Cradle My Heart Radio | Ann McElhinney interview airs 2-5-17

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Filmmakers Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer are outspoken about the challenges of presenting their true-crime drama about abortionist Kermit Gosnell and the media cover-up of his case.

Gosnell was convicted in 2013 of three counts of first-degree murder of infants in illegal late-term abortions, and one count of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Karnamaya Mongar, who died of an overdose of sedatives. He is now serving life without parole.

At the time of the trial, abortion proponents cast Gosnell as an outlier. New evidence presented after a Senate investigation into abortion practices in the US shows that Gosnell was not an aberration. The Gosnell Movie casts this story as a true-crime drama. Portraying Gosnell as America’s biggest serial killer illustrates a much wider problem hidden behind media complacency or complicity.

When we spoke with Phelim McAleer in 2013 about his experience attending the Gosnell trial, he stated that he had been pro-choice going into the experience. These filmmakers were not pro-life, nor did they especially like pro-life activists. The people telling this story had their hearts pierced by the truth and they cannot keep quiet as a result.

Ann returns to Cradle My Heart Radio February 5 to talk about the profound impact the case has had on her personally, and the release of their new book Gosnell: The Untold Story of America’s Most Prolific Serial Killer.

From Ann’s bio:

Ann McElhinney is a filmmaker and investigative journalist. She has produced documentaries for the BBC, CBC (Canada) and RTE (Ireland). She has written for a series of newspapers including The UK Sunday Times and the Irish Times. Ann has worked as a filmmaker and journalist in many countries including Indonesia, Romania, Vietnam, Cambodia, Uganda, Madagascar and Uzbekistan. She has appeared on or is a regular contributor to an array of international media organizations including ABC, BBC, CBC (Canada), ABC (Australia), RTE (Ireland) and Fox News. She is a regular on a number of US talk radio shows including Hugh Hewitt and the Dennis Miller.


Cradle My Heart, Finding God’s Love After Abortion provides affirmation and hope after abortion from the Scriptures. Here are more resources for help and healing. If you are pregnant and need free, confidential help call 1-800-712-HELP. If you’ve had an abortion and need immediate help call 1-866-482-LIFE. Join us on Cradle My Heart Radio! Call 1-800-811-3003 LIVE from 9:30-10 pm ET Sundays on Faith Radio or voicemail 24/7. Ask a question at kim @ cradlemyheart.org. For a list of radio stations or for live streaming, go here. Podcast on iTunes and archived here.

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