The Untold Story of America's Most Prolific Serial Killer

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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. 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&#x;now a major movie starring Dean Cain (Lois & Clarke)&#x;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&#x;t want to be accused of (. 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.
Publisher: Washington, DC : Regnery Publishing, a division of Salem Media Group, [2017] ©2017
ISBN: 9781621574552
Branch Call Number: B GOSNELL
Characteristics: xx, 347 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: McAleer, Phelim 1967-- Author


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Feb 14, 2018

It is in the very beginning of this book, in the first sentence of the preface that author Ann McElhinney says that she "never trusted or liked pro-life activists". She thought them too earnest, too religious and that their shocking images were manipulative and must've been "Photoshopped". Ann didn't change her opinion until sifting through the testimony/evidence of Kermit Gosnell's trial and talking to many of the key players, including Gosnell himself.
The images and testimony Ann saw and heard regarding abortion and what a "good abortion" was, came not from pro-life activists but from police detectives, medical examiners and workers at Gosnell's clinic. There was testimony from OB/gyn's who had been performing abortions for decades. It was THEIR testimony that told the facts of what abortion is. Writing the book changed Ann and Phelim's minds about abortion. Reading it may change yours as well. It's well written and worthy of your time, a real page turner because it's true. There's no fluff here, no pretty euphemisms and no political correctness.
Read it if you dare.

May 24, 2017

This is an excellent book to learn about the murderous Gosnell. It does repeat itself a little, but is worth reading, nonetheless. Because of mainstream media's left-leaning bias, and the hot-button topic of abortion, Gosnell's heinous actions were only superficially reported in the press, and I'm amazed and appalled at how few people are familiar with the facts.

I can only assume the original reviewer here did not read the entire book; there are numerous interviews and citations from people who are pro-abortion and liberal.

Of course the authors are anti-abortion; it's bordering on psychopathy to think it's okay to kill a baby that's still inside its mother, but not to kill it five minutes later when it's outside. The definition of murder ought not to be dependant upon location.

That said, facts are facts. I don't know of any pro-abortion ("pro-choice") folks who are okay with the idea of delivering a baby, killing it, and stuffing it down the garbage-disposal unit. Or chopping off the feet of murdered babies, and keeping them in the fridge.

May 04, 2017

I disagree with the other reviewer. The book interviews Judges, Detectives, District Attorneys, and even Gosnell himself. It has plenty of details about the case. They also quote multiple Pro-Choice people in the chapter about media reaction.

I agree that it does have a Pro-Life point of view without outright announcing it, but it doesn't take away from the theme of the book. The overall theme was the colossal failure from the state of Pennsylvania, other physicians, and the many regulators that turned a blind eye to Gosnell.

My only complaint is that the authors repeat many of the same stories and anecdotes throughout the book. It is a good book that is not as gory as you probably would expect.

May 03, 2017

Kermit Gosnell is a repulsive man and a lousy excuse for a human being, and deserves everything that is coming to him. However, this book about the reproductive services clinic he ran in Philadelphia is anything but fair. It is a pro-life screed written by two "reporters" worthy of Breitbart News. It is biased, unreliable and just a plain stupid book. The "praise" given by people like Michelle Malkin and Alan Robertson ("Duck Dynasty") should have been a warning. No praise, in fact, was sought from people who are neutral on the issue of abortion, or who are pro-choice but angered at how Gosnell conducted his work. Libraries should be about the free expression of ideas, of course, but there should be a warning label if a book leans too far right or too far left. This is one of those books. I've never rated a book this low at Bibliocommons, but it really doesn't even deserve the half star I'm giving it.


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