The biggest ever crowd-funding campaign has officially reached its lofty $2.1 million goal with four days to go, and it looks like we're getting that promised TV movie about Kermit Gosnell from filmmakers Phelim McAleer, Ann McElhinney, and Magdalena Segieda.
Just last month, the Gosnell campaign posted celebrity endorsements from the likes of Kevin Sorbo and Nick Searcy, starting what ultimately would be a steady flow of donations to get the project funded. In his endorsement, Sorbo calls Gosnell "America's most prolific serial killer" guilty of "the crime of the century."
McAleer is similar-minded. As he explained to our Marybeth T. Hagan in April:
"As a journalist, I thought I knew a lot about abortion," said McAleer. At the trial, he learned more. "I did not know that abortions are performed at six months, that it was so unregulated, or what a 6-month-old baby [in utero] looked like," he added.
The "pictures of the [aborted] babies" had the most profound effect, he said. "People think graphic pictures that pro-life people show are Photoshopped. They're not. The pictures that I saw were court evidence. They were genuine," McAleer asserted. "If people saw those pictures, they would think twice about abortion."
McAleer was also stunned to count only three reporters at the trial of "America's biggest serial killer," as he calls Gosnell.
Now, though, it looks like McAleer will have his change to get the story out. No release date yet, but in the mean time, check out the filmmakers' explanation of their project below: