When abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell made headlines more than five years for his filthy clinic and appalling practices, even many pro-choicers were horrified.
Cat feces littered the floors. Bloodstains covered the furniture. The smell of urine was everywhere. But it was Gosnell’s medical practices that got the most attention. Untrained staff administered pain medication. Gosnell snipped the spinal cords of babies born alive – babies who otherwise could have survived at a hospital. And a woman had died in his clinic under his care.
Gosnell later was arrested, prosecuted and sentenced for his crimes.
A new movie -- Gosnell: The Trial of America's Biggest Serial Killer (PG-13) – recounts the horrible details of his actions.
It stars Dean Cain (Lois & Clark) as detective James Wood, Sarah Jane Morris (The Night Shift), as assistant district attorney Alexis “Lexy” McGuire, and Earl Billings (Antwone Fisher) as Gosnell.
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