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

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

by Ann McElhinney, Phelim McAleer

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He is America’s most prolific serial killer. And yet Kermit Gosnell was no obvious criminal. The abortion doctor was a pillar of his community, an advocate for women’s “reproductive health,” and a respected member of Philadelphia’s professional elite. His Women’s Medical Society Clinic looked like admirable community outreach by a brave doctor committed to upholding women’s rights. Meanwhile, inside the filthy building, Gosnell was casually murdering born-alive infants, butchering women, and making a macabre collection of severed babies’ feet. His accomplices in crime were a staff of dropouts, drug addicts, and unlicensed medical professionals posing as doctors. But even more important to his decades-long crime spree were his enablers in the outside world—from the state bureaucrats who had copious evidence that Gosnell was breaking the law but did nothing to the politicians whose fervent support for abortion rights kept health inspectors away. The “pro-choice” political, bureaucratic, and media establishment smiled on Gosnell—and gave him carte blanche to kill. Even law enforcement seemed to not care. Philadelphia Police Homicide Unit received a complaint about Gosnell years before he was caught, gave it a cursory look, and ignored the evidence. Two women and hundreds of babies died after they closed the case. Luckily, Detective Jim Wood—a narcotics detective—opened a drug case against Gosnell. What he found when he served his warrant left even the most grizzled members of the police force stunned. Now Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer, the veteran investigative journalists and filmmakers behind FrackNation, dig into Gosnell’s crimes. A record-breaking crowdfunding campaign financed their Gosnell movie starring young Superman Dean Cain, but in the research for the film, McElhinney and McAleer uncovered fascinating and previously unreported revelations that couldn’t be included in the film. Gosnell: The Untold Story of America’s Most Prolific Serial Killer contains the full results of their investigation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781621578581
Publisher: Regnery Publishing
Publication date: 09/25/2018
Edition description: Media Tie-In
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 330,503
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer 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 Timesand 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).

McElhinney and McAleer 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.

Table of Contents

Foreword xiii

Preface xvii

1 From Drug Bust to House of Horrors 1

2 "Murder in Plain Sight" 39

3 Dereliction of Duty 59

4 Willing Accomplices 99

5 "The Indian Woman" 141

6 The Babies 159

7 Gosnell on Trial 175

8 Gosnell Versus Gump 213

9 Profiles in Courage? 227

10 Media Malpractice 243

11 America's Biggest Serial Killer? 269

12 Meeting the Monster 281

13 Aftermath 309

Acknowledgments 319

Appendix 321

Notes 323

Index 341

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Gosnell: The Untold Story of America's Most Prolific Serial Killer 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Horrific details of the investigation, arrest and trial of abortionist Dr. Kermit Gosnell. Great book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The loss is staggering. That doctor pure evil. Some of the women just as dark. This reader thanks the authors for braving this filthy reality to expose the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the most haunting and heartbreaking book I have ever read. It spotlights some of the most horrible crimes ever committed. Whether you are pro-life or pro-choice be prepared to cry.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book about a horrible story
Victor Roncea More than 1 year ago
Amazing book! The authors, truly gifted investigative journalists, managed to reveal one of the darkest sides of the anti-life movement. I positively would like to see it translated also in Romanian or at least on one of the shelves of the American Library in Bucharest (after the diplomatic changes that we are all waiting for)! Gratitude!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Were it not for a conscientious drug detective, this story may have never been discovered. The documentation throughout this depicts a myriad of oversights and failures to comply with legal responsibilities which are the charter of governmental bureaus. Excellent book, factual, and an engaging read. I rember when this case was in trial, and there was very little press coverage. The subject matter is controversial. I will want to see the movie.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Everyone should read this book. We all need to be enlightened or I should say horrified by what has happened and perhaps continues to happen to this day!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very well informed book. As heartbreaking a read that it is, this book is eye opening about all the atrocities that were not only committed by Gosnell, but by others as well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This exposes the horrors of abortion and the failing of the systems in place to protect women. Regardless of your beliefs about it, you will not come away the same.
SarahRN More than 1 year ago
I received this book free in exchange for an honest review. Gosnell depicts the case built against Dr. Kermit Gosnell, an abortionist in Philadelphia, PA. This story takes the reader through step-by-step as the case unfolded. It is not written as a story but as an actual telling of the case. My biggest concern was that the novel would be too political for my taste. I am happy to report it is not political. There is no noted anti-abortion/prolife agenda. It is simply the story of how Dr. Kermit Gosnell was allowed to operate freely with no consequences for his actions for over 10 years. The conditions described within this book are deplorable. The situations described are clearly unsafe. Kermit Gosnell and the staff at the clinic were incompetent and lacked appropriate training to respond to the emergent situations they encountered. Even after multiple deaths, spreading of sexually transmitted diseases, and patient with severe infections, Kermit Gosnell was allowed to continue practice unchecked and allowed to virtually do whatever he pleased despite the risks to his patients.
JKD262 More than 1 year ago
This book captures the largely untold story of Gosnell the serial killer. An individual who preyed upon frightened women and their babies. The heinous acts he committed should have been front page news, but his crimes were ignored. This book brings the abortion industry into the open. The authors have kept to the facts and the book is well cited. This is an important read for all because this is a battle for our spirits. We need to remember the women and babies who are no longer with us.
cjmari More than 1 year ago
This book is a disturbing window into the numerous people (including government agencies), that covered for a cold-blooded killer, enabling him to continue his heinous acts for decades in the name of "choice". For fear of damaging the "pro-choice" reputation and agenda, person after person turned a blind eye to the filthy, dangerous, illegal conditions inside Gosnell's Pennsylvania abortion clinic. Women were mutilated, and even killed, full-term babies were murdered - and still authorities did nothing. I would not have thought that such evil was so wide-spread through our society.