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Abortion portrayal

Gosnell: The Trial of America's Biggest Serial Killer (film)


This anti-abortion film is based on the trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell, a Philadelphia-based doctor who performed legal and illegal abortions and was convicted of killing a patient and babies born alive. The film conflates abortion and infanticide, implying that Gosnell's gruesome, disgusting clinic and grotesque practices are those of all abortion providers. The film depicts several of Gosnell's patients, almost all poor women of color, yet does not explore the systemic injustices that led them to seek abortions at his clinic.

Keywords: abortion provider. 

Release date: October 12, 2018
Time setting: Present (2013)
Geographical setting: US (Pennsylvania)
Abortion legality: Legal
Health outcomes: Death
Character age: 20-29, 30-39
Genre: Crime, Drama
Production company: Hat Tip Films

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