Film about controversial abortion
doctor to be shown in New Bedford

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — St. Anthony of Padua Parish, 1359 Acushnet Avenue, will show the movie “Gosnell” at the St. Anthony of Padua School on Palm Sunday, April 14, starting at the Hour of Mercy, 3 p.m.

The film is the shocking true story of the investigation and trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell and his 30-year killing spree and the political and media establishment that tried to cover it up. Originally investigated for illegal prescription drug sales, a raid by DEA, FBI and local law enforcement revealed crimes they could not have expected within the clinic.

While they find evidence for the drug sales, during their search of the common areas they find baby bodies stored in orange juice containers and bags in the lunchroom refrigerator.  These discoveries raise questions on what Dr. Gosnell is doing in this clinic.

Based on the New York Times’ bestseller, “Gosnell: The Untold Story of America’s Most Prolific Serial Killer,” the movie was one of the most successfully crowd-funded projects in history.

Almost 30,000 people donated over $2.3 million online in 45 days. When it ended it was the most successful crowd-funding campaign on the Indiegogo website.

The film stars Dean Cain as Detective James “Woody” Wood, Sarah Jane Morris as Alexis “Lexy” McGuire, Earl Billings as Dr. Kermit Gosnell, Michael Beach as Dan Molinari, and director Nick Searcy as Mike Cohan.

St. Anthony of Padua Parish has purchased a group license to show the film, and the screening is free-of-charge and all are welcome. For more information, contact the parish rectory at 508-993-1691.

For more information about the film, visit

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