Most im­por­tant movie you’ve never heard of

Toronto Sun - - COMMENT - MICHELLE MALKIN Malkin is host of Michelle Malkin In­ves­ti­gates on @michelle­malkin

It’s here. Gos­nell: The Trial of Amer­ica’s Big­gest Se­rial Killer de­buted in the­aters in the U.S. on Oct. 12. I do be­lieve this ground­break­ing film by indie pro­duc­ers Phe­lim McAleer and Ann McEl­hin­ney is the most im­por­tant movie in Amer­ica right now — a true-life saga of good vs. evil, deadly med­i­cal mal­prac­tice, sys­temic gov­ern­ment malfea­sance and cul­tural ap­a­thy to­ward the most vul­ner­a­ble mem­bers of our so­ci­ety.

I first re­ported on this re­al­life hor­ror story nearly eight years ago, but you’ve prob­a­bly not heard or read a word about Ker­mit Gos­nell in the main­stream press, TV news or on­line. The con­spir­acy of si­lence is the re­sult of both ma­lign ne­glect and ac­tive sup­pres­sion of in­con­ve­nient truths:

■ One CNN com­men­ta­tor flip­pantly ex­plained that the net­work’s lack of in­ter­est was a “busi­ness de­ci­sion,” not bias.

■ Pro-abor­tion cen­sors at crowd­sourc­ing gi­ant Kick­starter banned McAleer and McEl­hin­ney from rais­ing money for the pro­ject — lead­ing small donors across the coun­try to help con­duct the largest-ever crowd­funded movie on Indiegogo. (Full dis­clo­sure: I put my money where my prin­ci­ples are and do­nated three times, in ad­di­tion to us­ing my so­cial me­dia plat­forms to lend a hand.)

■ Tax­payer-sup­ported Na­tional Pub­lic Ra­dio re­fused to run spon­sored ads de­scrib­ing Gos­nell as an “abor­tion­ist” be­cause its le­gal de­part­ment de­ter­mined the ac­cu­rate de­scrip­tion vi­o­lated the left-lean­ing net­work’s “value neu­tral” plat­form. LOL.

■ And this past week, Face­book banned ad­ver­tis­ing for the movie — a con­tin­u­a­tion of its sys­temic crack­down on con­ser­va­tive speech.

What are they try­ing to hide?

Philadel­phia abor­tion prac­ti­tioner Ker­mit Gos­nell is be­hind bars, serv­ing three con­sec­u­tive life sen­tences for a mur­der­ous crime spree that places him in the same in­fa­mous pan­theon of homi­ci­dal ma­ni­acs as Charles Man­son, Jef­frey Dah­mer and Ted Bundy. But be­cause his vic­tims were hun­dreds of poor mi­nor­ity women and their chil­dren, Hol­ly­wood, women’s groups and the me­dia — who usu­ally never hes­i­tate to sen­sa­tion­al­ize crim­i­nal mas­ter­minds — are AWOL.

Why? Be­cause rad­i­cal left­ists zeal­ously be­lieve that abor­tion must be de­fended at all costs, even if it means white­wash­ing its bloody, half-cen­tury legacy of mass geno­cide in our na­tion’s in­ner cities.

Op­er­at­ing un­der the cover of pro­vid­ing “re­pro­duc­tive health ser­vices,” death doc Gos­nell bru­tally ex­e­cuted hun­dreds of healthy, liv­ing, breath­ing, squirm­ing, vi­able ba­bies by stab­bing them in their necks and sev­er­ing spinal cords with scis­sors and knives. This twisted mur­derer kept new­born baby feet in spec­i­men jars, which he crammed into the grisly re­frig­er­a­tors of his filthy “clinic” for “re­search.”

In 2013, Gos­nell was con­victed of mur­der­ing three ba­bies born alive in his death fac­tory and found guilty of in­vol­un­tary man­slaugh­ter in the death of 41-year-old Bhutanese refugee Kar­na­maya Mon­gar, who died of a in­hu­manely ad­min­is­tered drug over­dose at Gos­nell’s “Women’s Med­i­cal So­ci­ety.”

For 15 years, pub­lic of­fi­cials at the Penn­syl­va­nia De­part­ment of Health, De­part­ment of State, and the Philadel­phia De­part­ment of Pub­lic Health of­fi­cials did noth­ing to stop Gos­nell. Nearby hos­pi­tal ad­min­is­tra­tors and “women’s health” ad­vo­cates at the Na­tional Abor­tion Fed­er­a­tion knew he was a butcher, but also sat on their hands.

In their 2017 Reg­n­ery book on Gos­nell, which they adapted into the new movie, McAleer and McEl­hin­ney ex­posed the mon­ster and his en­ablers with painstak­ing ded­i­ca­tion to orig­i­nal doc­u­men­ta­tion and in­ves­tiga­tive jour­nal­ism. The PG-13 film stays true to the trial record with­out hav­ing to re­sort to gra­tu­itous graphic im­agery.

Ac­tors Dean Cain, Sarah Jane Mor­ris, Nick Searcy, Earl Billings, Al­fonzo Rachel, and the en­tire cast bring the court­room drama — and more im­por­tantly, the hu­man drama — to life. Par­ents with teenage chil­dren can and should bring them. We can­not af­ford to shield them from the truth and leave them vul­ner­a­ble to the per­va­sive pro­pa­ganda of the cul­ture of death.

What­ever your po­si­tion on abor­tion, this brave, this in­de­pen­dent film is an eye-opener that will change hearts and minds. Per­haps what the speech-sup­pressers who don’t want you to know about Gos­nell fear most is this chill­ing con­clu­sion: Deadly in­dif­fer­ence to pro­tect­ing life isn’t tan­gen­tial to the abor­tion in­dus­try’s bar­baric prac­tices — but at its very core.

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