Gosnell : The Untold Story of America's Most Prolific Serial Killer

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Gosnell is the untold story of America's most prolific serial killer. In 2013 Dr Kermit Gosnell was convicted of killing four people, including three babies, but is thought to have killed hundreds, perhaps thousands more in a 30-year killing spree. ABC News correspondent Terry Moran described Gosnell as "America's most prolific serial killer." Gosnell is currently serving three life sentences (without the possibility of parole) for murdering babies and patients at his "House of Horrors" abortion clinic. This book-now a major movie starring Dean Cain (Lois & Clarke)-reveals how the investigation that brought Gosnell to justice started as a routine drugs investigation and turned into a shocking unmasking of America's biggest serial killer. It details how compliant politicians and bureaucrats allowed Dr. Gosnell to carry out his grisly trade because they didn't want to be accused of "attacking abortion." Gosnell also exposes the media coverup that saw reporters refusing to cover a story that shone an unwelcome spotlight on abortion in America in the 21st century. Gosnell is an astounding piece of investigative journalism revealing a coverup among the medical political and media establishments that allowed a killer to go undetected for decades.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 153 x 229 x 36mm | 567g
  • Regnery Publishing Inc
  • Washington DC, United States
  • English
  • 1621574555
  • 9781621574552
  • 203,587

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"Hollywood could not conjure up a villain more barbaric and cold-blooded than true-life serial killer Kermit Gosnell. Investigative journalists Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer take you face to face with Philadelphia's baby butcher in this gripping expose. But the story is especially chilling because he did not act alone. The true horror lies in Gosnell's ghoulish gallery of enablers--feckless government bureaucrats, abortion radicals, and an AWOL media. McElhinney and McAleer are unflinching torchbearers of truth. This book is a public service." --Michelle Malkin, author of Culture of Corruption and Unhinged: Exposing Liberals Gone Wild "Gosnell reads like a literary Criminal Minds. This deftly-written, gripping, and graphic account of the arrest and grand jury investigation into Kermit Gosnell's nightmarish house of horrors reveals the truth about the monster who murdered with no compunction and kept ghastly trophies of his victims. Gosnell thoroughly reports the facts the mainstream press largely ignored: that, for years, complaints about unsafe conditions and even fatal malpractice at Gosnell's clinic were met with zero action, so concerned were the powers-that-be with protecting unfettered access to abortion. Gosnell indicts a system that, in the name of women's "reproductive health," failed to do anything to protect the women and born-alive infants who were slaughtered at 3801 Lancaster Avenue." --Maria McFadden Maffucci, editor, Human Life Review "Ann and Phelim courageously tell the heart-wrenching, shocking story previously ignored, one that every American needs to read. With each page, abortionist Kermit Gosnell takes his place in American history as a monster whose victims were the most innocent and helpless among us." --Katie Pavlich, editor, Townhall.com "In this historic book, Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer meticulously record the harrowing true-crime story of Kermit Gosnell's barbaric abortion and infanticide business. Every American needs to read Gosnell, because the atrocities he committed, with the knowledge and support of public authorities, demand that we answer what we really believe about human dignity and the law's equal protection for the most vulnerable." --David Daleiden, the undercover reporter behind the Center for Medical Progress videos that exposed Planned Parenthood's baby parts business "Warning: once you start reading this, you will not be able to put it down. It will grip you from the first page and not let you go. No matter what pre-judgments you may have when you begin, they will be challenged." --Connie Marshner, pro-life strategist and CEO of Connie Marshner & Associatesshow more

About Ann McElhinney

Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinney are investigative journalists, filmmakers and screenwriters. McAleer has worked as a journalist in Belfast covering the Northern Ireland conflict for The Irish News. He was a crime correspondent for the UK Sunday Times and based in Romania he was a foreign correspondent for the Financial Times and The Economist magazine. He is a regular columnist for the Irish Times and the New York Post. Ann McElhinney has written for the Irish Times, the UK Sunday Times and produced documentaries for the BBC, CBC (Canada) and RTE (Ireland). they produced and directed the documentary FrackNation (2013). McAleer and McElhinney are originally from Ireland and are now living in Los Angeles. They produced and co-wrote Gosnell, a feature film starring Dean Cain (Lois & Clark) to be released in 2017. They are married.show more

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