Gosnell

Gosnell

The Untold Story of America's Most Prolific Serial Killer

Book - 2017
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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. ABC News correspondent Terry Moran described Gosnell as "America's most prolific serial killer." 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--now a major movie starring Dean Cain (Lois & Clarke)--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't want to be accused of "attacking abortion." 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. Gosnell is an astounding piece of investigative journalism revealing a coverup among the medical political and media establishments that allowed a killer to go undetected for decades.
Publisher: Washington, DC :, Regnery Publishing, a division of Salem Media Group,, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781621574552
Branch Call Number: 364.1523 MCE
Characteristics: xx, 347 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: McAleer, Phelim 1967-- Author

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YEG_Ali
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.

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jturpin58
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.

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rpavlacic
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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