By Dave Andrusko
NRL News Today continues to publish many new promos for the new movie: “Gosnell: the Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer.” Given the media blackout, it is critical that you go this week to view this must-see movie. You can find out were “Gosnell” is showing at gosnellmovie.com/theaters.
But I also want to remind our readers who Kermit Gosnell truly is. A while back we wrote about an interview the thrice convicted murderer gave to Ann McElhinney, the film’s co-producer, for his bizarre reasons.
McElhinney in turn was interviewed on TheBlaze TV’s Dana and talked about the two-hour interview with Gosnell in prison. It left her unable to speak for a full hour afterwards, so disturbing was their time with Gosnell.
You can read a précis of her remarks and also be linked to the full interview here.
Here’s what stands out to me, as someone who has read the entire 261-page Grand Jury report multiple times, dozens and dozens of stories about this 2013 trial, and an e-book.
McElhinney said while she has met many criminals throughout her journalistic career, with Gosnell “you are really sitting in the presence of evil.” She went on:
“It’s almost like all of those literature references to evil and to the devil. He smiles all the time,” McElhinney said, visibly shaken. “He touched my leg. He was physically inappropriate — sat far, far too close in my personal space. Extremely disturbing.” …
“I haven’t met anyone who chilled my blood to that extent ever before,” she concluded. “This man has no sense of guilt.”
Watching the interview it is clear that being in Gosnell’s presence deeply upset McElhinney. “He has an answer for everything,” McElhinney said on Dana. “He lives in his own world. Every word that comes out of his mouth is a lie.”
And then “He lies so easily.”
McElhinney said what on first blush would be impossible to believe, unless you’ve followed Gosnell–that he is “really happy” and “relaxed” in prison. In fact during the interview he “started singing twice.”
McElhinney concluded, “I haven’t met anyone who chilled my blood to that extent ever before,” and perhaps partly explained Gosnell’s bizarre behavior: “This man has no sense of guilt.”
No, he doesn’t. Gosnell is convinced he is a hero to his community, a civil rights leader in his own mind, who provided a necessary service to poor women of color. Moreover is also persuaded (somehow) that he will one day get out of jail. In addition, if Gosnell has what most of us would consider to be a conscience, it has never been on display.
Not for the thousands, of viable unborn babies he aborted, nor for the hundreds of viable babies he aborted alive and then murdered by slitting their spinal cords. (Gosnell was convicted of killing just three of these babies; he made sure the records for all the rest vanished.)
Because McElhinney and Phelim McAleer are professionals deeply invested in making a movie that conveys Gosnell’s evil, it is essential that you see “Gosnell: the Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer.” As noted above, you can find out were “Gosnell” is showing at gosnellmovie.com/theaters.