Many of us in the Kingdom watched on in horror as the extent of depravity became apparent in the Gosnell case. Kermit Gosnell was given life in prison without parole, which means the 73 year old will never again know physical freedom. Although there were hundreds of similar crimes reported, he was actually convicted on three counts of first-degree murder and one count of involuntary manslaughter. The murder charges related to a patient who died while under his care and newborns said to have been killed after being born alive during attempted abortions. You can read an overview of the case here.
The Gosnell case highlights some of the horrors of abortion, as well as society’s slippery slope that we commit to upon the legalisation of such killing. In advancing the Kingdom, surely this is currently one social norm that needs to be abandoned. Legislators seem reluctant to touch the topic in our favour at all, and as such, the answer lies once again in culture change. The ideal situation is where abortion clinics are closing down because nobody is choosing to kill their unborn child.
How does this culture change come about? I would suggest that the answer lies in the Arts. Everything from thought provoking memes on Facebook to topical songs through to major motion pictures. As such, we should watch with great interest, the results when the movie, Gosnell, is released. The left-wing mainstream media stood with Hollywood and said that no movie should be made as there wasn’t any real interest. They knew full well that a movie of this type wouldn’t support their anti-Kingdom agenda. So the film-makers, Phelim McAleer, Ann McElhinney and Magda Segieda, set about to try and raise an impossible amount of money through social media and the fundraising site, Indigogo. So far they have raised more than US$2 100 000, the most ever raised for any project on that site. Tens of thousands of people have put their money on the table indicating that there really is a supportive audience for this movie to be made. Will this movie be part of the cultural jigsaw puzzle that changes the way society looks at abortion? Time will tell.
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