'Gosnell' Abortion Doctor Project Gets Celebrity Endorsements, Crowdfunding (Video)
Nick Searcy, better known as U.S. Marshal Art Mullen on the FX television show Justified, is asking fans to donate money to some filmmakers who are producing a TV movie he says Hollywood would prefer not be made.
The movie is called Gosnell and is the true story of abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell, who is serving life in prison for multiple murders. The funding for the movie will come by way of a $2.1 million IndieGoGo crowdfunding campaign. If filmmakers Phelim McAleer, Ann McElhinney and Magdalena Segieda are successful, it will be the biggest campaign for a TV or movie project ever hosted at IndieGoGo.
Searcy, who leans right and often wades into political controversies via Twitter and other outlets, has cut a YouTube video in support of the Gosnell project that is set to go live today.
"He killed hundreds of babies, perhaps thousands, in a 30-year killing spree," Searcy says in the video. "In his clinic, babies were born breathing, moving, crying, and then he'd stab them to death. And he did it again and again and again. This is a story that needs to be told. No one wants to talk about it because the details are too damaging to certain political agendas."
The movie will be based largely on the Grand Jury's exceedingly graphic 280-page report about Gosnell, who was arrested three years ago.
"The only way this film will ever be made is by going around the Hollywood system, and we have the power to make that happen," Searcy says.
Searcy's video follows one from a week ago from God's Not Dead actor Kevin Sorbo and his wife, Sam, that also makes the case that Hollywood's majority support of the pro-choice movement is discouraging such a movie.
"Kermit Gosnell is America's most prolific serial killer," Sorbo says in the video. "For more than three decades, he was an abortion doctor in Philadelphia, where he delivered live, viable babies who cried and fought for their life before he murdered them by severing their spinal chords with a scissors. He called it 'snipping.' It's the crime of the century, but most of media and Hollywood have ignored the story."
The crowdfunding campaign launched on March 28 and by Monday, with 29 days left, pledges had surpassed $755,000.
See the videos below.