A dramatic play has once again brought to light the gruesome details of Kermit Gosnell’s 2013 trial in response to a so-called “abortion comedy” played in Manhattan.
The title of the piece, Oh Gosnell: The Truth About Abortion, plays the title of the play on abortion, Oh my god, a show about abortion.
The plot of the abortion play centers on a pregnant one-night stand woman who decides to abort her unborn child. The production of a single woman Off-Broadway is currently scheduled to run until June 30.
Oh Gosnell ran May 5-15 and featured verbatim testimony from the case of Philadelphia’s famous late abortionist.
Gosnell is in prison for life for the first-degree murder of three born-alive infants and manslaughter in the death of Karnamaya Mongar. Gosnell was also convicted of illegal late-term abortion, violation of Pennsylvania’s 24-hour informed consent law, and federal drug charges.
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“They laugh about it”, the producers of Oh Gosnell explain about the play website“we’re telling the truth about it. Gosnell was a serial killer abortion doctor who was convicted of killing babies and patients.
Playwright and producer Phelim McAleer and his wife Ann McElhinney are familiar with the gory details of Gosnell’s business, having covered the trial and written a bestselling book about it, Gosnell: The Untold Story of America’s Most Prolific Serial Killer. They also produced the movie, Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Greatest Serial Killer.
McAleer said using court documents to understand the play’s dialogue is the perfect way to tell this true story.
“In court, you’re not allowed to have slogans – you’re not allowed to make political speeches – you’re under penalty of perjury, and everything has to be backed up with evidence,” he said. . “The public knows it and does not want to miss a word. It is therefore the ideal place to tell the dramatic truth. This is why Verbatim Theater is so powerful.”
The play was originally scheduled to take place at Theater Row in New York, scheduled to coincide with the debut of the abortion play, but it was abruptly pulled by the theater citing “inappropriate content”.
McAleer found this ironic, sharing with FoxNews that the theater has already hosted another play with disturbing content.
Theater Row is “very happy to sexualize girls, but they’re not happy to have an honest artistic exploration of abortion issues,” McAleer said.
“This is just a ridiculous attempt to silence conservative pro-life voices in art and culture,” the filmmaker said. said. “Despite payment for the production, (Theatre Row) decided to terminate production by sending us a threatening and factually inaccurate legal letter. They claim the play is inappropriate for young audiences.
“What it all boils down to as artistic censorship,” they added. “(Theatre Row) doesn’t want the truth about abortion told to its audience. It’s a huge setback, but the show will continue in a new location.
The producers found another theater ready to host the performance, the Chain Studio Theater.
“I want people to go see both [plays] and come to their own conclusions, which Theater Row wants to deprive people of — that ability to hear all the facts,” McAleer said in a FoxNews interview. “What are they afraid of? »
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The screenings for Oh Gosnell were well attended, despite the lack of publicity or mainstream promotion. The only media mentions were of pro-life group Live Action, pro-life outlet LifeNews and FoxNews.
I attended Oh Gosnell, and upon entering the theater I noticed serious faces and voices; it was not to be an evening of entertainment. Several in the audience said that they had heard of the performance of a pro-life group or that one of the pro-life articles had been forwarded to them, and with the issue of abortion at the forefront of the Nationwide, they were grateful for the details of the nightmarish abortion case that had come to light.
The play’s dramatic readings tell the stories of real people – patients, victims, colleagues and investigators – whose lives were tied to the horrific crimes that landed Gosnell in prison for life. Although I read and heard much of the story at the time, it doesn’t compare to hearing testimony in court.
Various themes surrounding abortion, such as government accountability, prescription drug abuse, politics, race, and class are on display in the play. The story was both gripping and revolting, lacking any downplaying or media distortion. The often disgusting conditions and cavalier attitude toward vulnerable young pregnant women in our country’s abortion centers are at the forefront of the production.
Whereas Oh Gosnell is now closed, it provided an important reminder about the abortion industry as we await the Supreme Court’s decision Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision.