Author Michelle Malkin, a vocal proponent of the independent film "Gosnell" that premiered last weekend, said the movie is a "hit" despite repeated attempts to suppress its story from being disseminated.

The film depicts real-life abortion doctor Kermit B. Gosnell, who operated a clinic in an impoverished section of West Philadelphia for decades -- before federal authorities stumbled upon massive amounts of baby parts and filthy equipment while making a drug bust.

The federal authorities suspected Gosnell was illegally prescribing hundreds of vials of medications fraudulently, but as Dean Cain's character in the film is seen finding instead, Gosnell had been running a much more grisly enterprise.

"Some have tried to prevent this pro-life movie from becoming a hit," Malkin, who was at the premiere last weekend, said on "The Story."

The real-life Gosnell was found to have employed unlicensed young people as nurses and had engaged in what was called "snipping" -- severing the spinal cord of premature, but delivered, fetuses.


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Malkin called the film's unexpected success in the face of several roadblocks "a testament to the force of nature that [filmmakers] Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinney, and a lot of very brave people in Hollywood [who put their names on the film]."

Malkin called Gosnell, who is serving life in prison in Huntingdon County, Pa., one of the "worst serial killers in America."

"Most of the media and Hollywood have a grotesque fascination with serial killers. No one wanted to talk about Kermit Gosnell because they don't want to shed any negative exposure on abortion," she said.

Gosnell's now-defunct "Women's Medical Society" clinic, at 3801 Lancaster Ave in the Mantua area, sits vacant and reportedly in legal uncertainty, as one of his many reported homes is in similar shape nearby.


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