Two filmmakers planning to make a movie about convicted murder and abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell are claiming that Kickstarter attempted to censor their campaign. Producers Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer, who previously used the crowdfunding platform to raise money for their movie FrackNation, have since moved the funding effort for Gosnell to IndieGoGo. The drama with Kickstarter begans after the producers say they received an email from Kickstarter admins informing them that certain phrases (specifically, “1000s of babies stabbed to death”) be removed from the page.
The filmmakers say that when Breitbart News ran a story about the censorship claim, Kickstarter then sent an “acceptance letter” that contained a warning that if “we find things that are objectionable” the project could be removed. Kickstarter CEO Yancey Stickler went to Twitter, defending the acceptance letter, claiming that the project had been accepted, and called Breitbart’s story “false.” At the very least, the contentious back-and-forth has seemed to raise some awareness about the movie—it’s new IndieGoGo campaign brought in more than $331,819. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, filmmaker McAleer said, “[Gosnell is] a real-life Hannibal Lecter. It’s an omission that Hollywood is ignoring the biggest serial killer in American history, and we’re going to fill that gap" ... Discuss
A district attorney’s office in Texas is investigating accusations that a Houston-area abortion doctor killed babies who were born alive at his facility. The pro-life group Operation Rescue told authorities that former employees revealed to them that Dr. Douglas Karpen preformed illegal third-trimester abortions and killed babies who survived the initial procedure. The investigation comes just days after Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell was charged with several counts of killing live babies in a high-profile murder case … Discuss
Abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell, who has been convicted on multiple counts of murder for killing three babies born alive at his Philadelphia clinic, has waived his right to appeal in order to avoid the death penalty. Gosnell, who was also convicted of involuntary manslaughter for the death of a patient in his care, will serve a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole … Discuss
The judge in the high-profile murder trial of abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell has thrown out several charges in the case, including three that he murdered babies that were born alive, for (what is believed to be) insufficient evidence. He was also acquitted of five charges that he abused a corpse, and six counts of theft by deception were dismissed. Gosnell, who is accused of running a dangerous, unsanitary abortion clinic that preformed illegal late-term abortions and murdered babies that were born alive after failed procedures, is still facing numerous charges including four for first degree murder in the deaths of several infants and one for the death of a patient … Discuss
Abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell may take the witness stand this week in the murder trial that has caused a media firestorm. Gosnell is accused of gruesome crimes, including murdering live babies, running a dangerous and unsanitary abortion clinic and allowing untrained personnel to administer powerful medications. In opening statements, his lawyer said there has been a "rush to judgment" against the doctor. His defense team starts making their case this week, after prosecution witnesses and evidences painted a grisly portrait of what took place at the facility, which also included the death of a patient. Prosecutors had more than 540 evidence exhibits obtained during an FBI raid on the clinic … Discuss
This week we talk to one of our favorite artists, Michael Gungor. His band, Gungor, has just finished recording their upcoming album, so he talks to us about the process and his take on being labeled a "worship" band. We also talk to columnist Kirsten Powers (USA Today, Fox News, ) about the Kermit Gosnell abortion clinic murder trial. Read More