Well, I know I couldn't, in fact, I doubt if I could watch 10 minutes of it! I refer to "Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer". Oh no, I hear you moan, not another of those silly serial killer movies which turn out to be as exciting as watching paint dry. Well, according to Ms. Alexandra Desanctis, reviewing the film at the National Review, this film is far from silly because it tells, in a very accurate way, a dreadful but horribly true story. She begins by quoting from a parliamentary debate from 1791:
"You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know.” These words were spoken by English politician William Wilberforce on the floor of the House of Commons in 1791, as he argued for the abolition of the slave trade.
From that point on she describes the film that tells the true story of Kermit Gosnell, a Philadelphia abortionist who now, I am happy to say, is serving a life sentence without parole for the murder of infants born alive but 'offed' in his abortion clinic. In her review she stresses that this is not an anti-abortion rant of a film:
A viewer who supports abortion rights could watch Gosnell and still support abortion rights at the end. The film won’t on its own make people pro-life. But no one could watch this movie and come away with any illusions about what abortion is. No euphemism can erase the reality of what Gosnell depicts.
This is not your typical pro-life movie. There’s no heart-warming storyline about a challenging but ultimately successful adoption. There’s no nervous single mother who sees an ultrasound and decides to leave the abortion clinic and raise her child against all odds. There is just horror, plain and simple.
Or, to repeat the opening quote: "You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know."