By Maria V. Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation
A co-producer of the highly acclaimed “Gosnell” movie has some sharp words for the Pennsylvania bureaucrats who allowed the titular abortionist/serial killer to ply his grisly trade for decades. Ann McElhinney also outline the many obstacles the recently released film “Gosnell: the Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer” is facing.
McElhinney appeared Thursday night in Harrisburg at the “Celebrate Life” Banquet benefiting the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation Education Fund.
McElhinney noted that, despite the groundswell of grassroots support for the Gosnell film, “We’ve had every type of opposition and it isn’t over.” She said that many theaters “are dropping the film even though it’s making a lot of money.”
The social media titan Facebook rejected an astounding 50 ads showcasing the Gosnell film. “At every point in this we have had opposition. It has been relentless,” McElhinney said.
Still, McElhinney believes that telling the Gosnell story is vital to changing the culture and overall attitudes about abortion.
“I can tell you—It’s (the movie’s) saving lives,” McElhinney added.
She was brutally honest in telling attendees how officials at the Pennsylvania Department of Health failed in protecting women and babies from abortionist Kermit Gosnell.
Gosnell is serving three consecutive life terms for murdering full-term babies after they were born. He was also convicted of involuntary manslaughter in connection with the death of female immigrant patient Karnamaya Mongar.
McElhinney noted, accurately, “There are people in Pennsylvania who don’t know this story.” This, despite the fact that Gosnell is arguably America’s biggest serial killer, suspected of murdering hundreds of babies. Prosecutors could only bring charges in a handful of cases because Gosnell destroyed so many records.
A telling sign which hung in Gosnell’s “House of Horrors” abortion facility summarizes the story: “We got rid of the kids. The dog was allergic.”
Speaking of the staff of Gosnell’s abortion center, McElhinney quoted a detective who said of Gosnell’s pathetically undertrained staff, “You wouldn’t let the staff mow your lawn let alone give you medicine.”
In addition to hiring incompetent and grossly negligent staff, Gosnell assigned a 15-year-old girl to be his chief anesthesiologist. Interestingly enough, she took her job quite seriously, and no patients died under her watch. The same could not be said of the rest of the staff, who gave the fatal overdose of anesthetic to Mongar, according to McElhinney.
Staff members received tips every evening based on the number of abortions they had performed, confirming the money-driven nature of Gosnell’s criminal enterprise.