It's the American horror story that has largely been ignored by the media - a mass murderer who gruesomely killed thousands of people over a thirty-year period, "the most prolific serial killer in American History," and producers of a movie about Kermit Gosnell have turned to crowdfunding with Indiegogo to get the story told. The project has now broken Indiegogo's record for being their most funded film ever, after just three weeks.
As reported previously by The Inquisitr, "God's Not Dead" star Kevin Sorbo made an appeal to viewers to donate to the cause. The site has raised $954,758 already, and has 25 days to go to reach the goal of $2.1 million.
Indiegogo was not the first choice of crowdfunding sites for the film that will expose the facts of the horrors committed by Gosnell. Filmmaker Phelim McAleer, along with his wife Ann McElhinney, and Magdalena Segieda, originally tried to use Kickstarter to raise needed funds to tell the Gosnell horror story. However, just before the fundraiser was set to begin, Kickstarter wrote to demand that "the phrase '1000s of babies stabbed to death' and similar language be modified or removed from the project." They stated that the content violated their Community Guidelines of respect and consideration.
Community Guidelines? According to McAleer, Kickstarter has on its site fundraisers for "16 projects about stabbing, 5 projects about incest, 44 projects about rape and 28 projects with F**k or F**king in the title."
The hypocrisy is blatant. Gosnell's story is one that the media and Hollywood would rather sweep under the rug. It is not politically correct. His is a true life American horror story.
In a 30-year killing spree, "Gosnell killed more people than Gary Ridgeway, John Wayne Gacey, The Zodiac Killer and Ted Bundy combined." Thousands of people suffered horrific, gruesome deaths at his hands. But because their murders happened in an abortion clinic, it has been somehow justified by some, even though they had already been born alive - breathing, kicking, crying babies - legally American citizens with a Constitutional right to life.
Any other time that bodies were found in someone's freezer, it would be big news. How are scissors inserted into the back of babies' necks to sever their spinal cords not big news? Producers would ordinarily be lining up to make a horror movie like that. The agony that was experienced by these fully-alive, fully-sentient tiny people is unimaginably horrendous.
Kevin Sorbo and many others believe that these babies' stories are worth telling. They have already broken movie funding records on Indiegogo. The Gosnell story is truly a real-life American horror story. But they still need more money to make that happen.
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