American Family Association Says Truth About Gosnell’s Murderous House of Horrors Should be Told on the Big Screen
Three filmmakers want to tell the true story of abortionist Kermit Gosnell,
who is serving three life sentences for killing live-born babies in his
Philadelphia clinic—and they’re turning to the American public for help.
The filmmakers—husband-and-wife team Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinney,
along with Magdalena Segieda—had worked previously with the online funding
platform Kickstarter, but for this project, Kickstarter said language
containing phrases like “thousands of babies murdered” was unacceptable. Even
after the filmmakers agreed to make some changes, Kickstarter reserved the
right to reject the project at a later date. Instead, refusing to be censored,
the filmmakers turned to another crowd-funding site—Indiegogo.
“This is a story that needs to be told,” said American Family
Association (AFA, www.afa.net) President Tim
Wildmon. “Kermit Gosnell’s Philadelphia House of Horrors should be exposed to
show the American public the truth about the abortion industry – that what he
did seemed like a horror movie but it was, very sadly, real. What happened at
his facility should never be repeated. Films like this can serve as a wake-up
call for America; this is the real, repulsive face of abortion.
“Shockingly, some who seem to believe these truths shouldn’t be told
are attempting to silence the filmmakers by censoring the very real facts of
this story,” Wildmon continued. “Those who tout ‘choice’ as sound reasoning for
abortion want to hide the fact that women suffer, that pre-born and post-born
babies are mercilessly slaughtered, and that abortionists like Kermit Gosnell
care more for lining their pockets than for safeguarding the health and
well-being of women and babies. Thankfully, the American people obviously
believe this is a project worthy of their support, as evidenced by the
fundraising records set for this upcoming movie.”
The TV movie will be released through McAleer’s Hat Tip Productions, and the
filmmakers have a goal of $2.1 million to make the picture. As of April 28,
more than $1.4 million had been raised. Crowd-funding is a method of seeking
online donations from individuals rather than going through traditional
means—in this case, a movie studio. Some crowd-funding rules, such as those
guiding the Gosnell film effort, dictate that if an organization doesn’t raise
its entire goal by the deadline, all donations are returned to the donors. The
fundraising deadline for the Gosnell movie project is 11:59 p.m. on May 12,
The trio has also made films about other social topics, such as
“FrackNation,” which addressed hydraulic fracturing, and “Not Evil Just Wrong,”
which discussed global warming. The online fundraising call for the Gosnell
film began on March 28, and more than $1 million was raised in just three
Several Hollywood actors are lending their voices to the cause as well,
including Nick Searcy, one of the stars of the FX series “Justified,”
and Kevin Sorbo, who played an atheist professor in the recent hit “God’s
For more information on the film or to give online, visit www.gosnellmovie.com.
American Family Association offers its friends and supporters
several mobile apps through http://action.afa.net/mobile.
The AFA Action Alerts app, with breaking news and action
alerts, is available for the iPhone and iPad on the Apple App Store, on Google
Play and on the Amazon Appstore for Android. The AFR (American Family
Radio) app is available for Apple and Android products, and the AFA
Action app with, for example, voter information at election time, is
available on Apple and Android platforms.
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American Family Association (AFA) a non-profit 501(c3) organization
was founded in 1977 by Donald E. Wildmon, who was pastoring First United Methodist
Church in Southaven, Mississippi, at the time. Since 1977, AFA has been on the
frontlines of America’s culture war. The original name of the ministry was
National Federation for Decency but was changed to American Family Association
in 1988. Today, AFA is one of the largest and most effective pro-family
organizations in the country with more than one million online supporters and
approximately 180,000 paid subscribers to the AFA Journal, the ministry’s monthly magazine. In addition,
AFA owns and operates nearly 200 radio stations across the country under
the American Family Radio banner.
Other divisions of AFA include American Family Radio, the AFA Foundation
and OneNewsNow.com, an online news provider that is syndicated
around the world. AFA maintains activist web sites such as OneMillionMoms.com that rally Christian activists to
contact companies asking them to drop their advertising from objectionable TV
shows. AFA websites average over 6 million unique visitors and 44 million hits
per year. AFA uses all these means to communicate an outspoken, resolute,
Christian voice throughout America.