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Ann and Phelim went on to produce Gosnell, a movie based on their research. It has already been viewed by select audiences; the general release is expected soon. They have also written a book, Gosnell: The Untold Story of America’s Most Prolific Serial Killer, which contains the full results of their investigation.
The book was released in January 2017 and debuted at No. 3 on Amazon’s best seller list and No.13 on the New York Times “Combined Print & E-Book Best Sellers” list. (Regnery, the publisher, says that No.13 was too low and that NYT “ignored real sales numbers.”) In the words of one reviewer: “This is a book about much more than abortion. It’s about racism, politics, greed, corruption, crime, a system that failed to protect innocent victims and media that chose to ignore it all."
Ann is an inspiring and entertaining public speaker. She was a keynote speaker in July 2017 at the National Right to Life Convention where, we were told, she completely charmed her listeners and held them spellbound. Several years ago Ann and Phelim were voted the most popular speakers at the annual CPAC conference after broadcaster Rush Limbaugh and columnist Ann Coulter.
Ann combines Irish charm with razor-sharp wit and incisive commentary. While talking with TV and radio personality Mark Steyn about the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s failure to properly monitor Gosnell’s abortion facility and the state’s other abortion facilities as well, Ann remarked: “If you and I had been in some scummy little burger joint having a burger and you had a little tummy upset afterwards, the army would have come out from the Health Department in Harrisburg to work out what your tummy upset was about. But here was a dead woman–two dead women–and nothing...”
Ann had been skeptical of and turned off by some of the pro-life activists she had encountered, beginning in her college years. Her knowledge about abortion was somewhat vague and perhaps colored by standard “pro-choice” dis-information; “It’s just a clump of cells,” for example. She did not thouroughly consider the subject until she covered the Gosnell trial.
At any rate, Ann was not a pro-life activist when she arrived in Philadelphia for the Gosnell trial, which began on March 18, 2013. But what she saw and heard over the next several weeks opened her eyes to the full reality of abortion in the U.S., and it changed her thinking dramatically.
Ann is convinced that there are millions of people who are just as uninformed as she once was, and that if they only knew what she now knows, there would be a new groundswell of opposition to abortion and demands for changes in current abortion policies.
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