The abortion giant Planned Parenthood apparently has bullied an Austin, Texas hotel into canceling a screening of the new “Gosnell” movie this weekend.
Filmmakers Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinney said a pre-screening of the film, “Gosnell: America’s Biggest Serial Killer,” was scheduled for Saturday at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Austin. The event coincided with a $400-a-plate Planned Parenthood fundraising gala, featuring former CEO Cecile Richards.
“… the Hyatt Hotel in Austin has caved to Cecile Richards and her Planned Parenthood thugs and canceled the Gosnell Movie screening in their hotel,” they said in an email to supporters Wednesday.
The film, in theaters beginning Oct. 12, follows the true story of Kermit Gosnell, a Philadelphia abortionist who was convicted of murdering newborn babies and numerous other crimes inside his “house of horrors” abortion facility. It stars Dean Cain (“Lois & Clark”) and is directed by Nick Searcy (“The Shape of Water,” “Justified”).
McElhinney said they had more than 250 people signed up for the free pre-screening in Austin, and dozens more registering daily. But on Monday, they were told the event had been canceled.
WND reports more about the latest setback:
The movie’s producers, however, were told Monday by the hotel the screen was canceled for “security reasons.”
The producers told WND they paid the deposit and signed the contract to reserve the space for the screening.
“Everything that was required by the Hyatt was provided and completed as required,” a spokesman said.
McElhinney said Planned Parenthood is a bully and the hotel a coward for caving to the abortion giant’s demands.
“But now thanks to the bullying of Planned Parenthood and the cowardice of the Hyatt they won’t get to see the Gosnell Movie and the truth about abortion,” she said.
Undaunted, the filmmakers said the abortion industry will not keep their movie from being released. At least 750 theaters across the U.S. will be showing the film beginning Oct. 12.
The filmmakers have been hitting roadblocks since they began their project more than four years ago. Their struggles began when the crowdfunding site Kickstarter refused to allow McAleer and McElhinney to fundraiser there. They later broke a crowdfunding record on Indiegogo, but their clashes with the liberal media and Hollywood continued.
Last month, NPR rejected the filmmakers’ ad because it used the term “abortion doctor,” according to The Daily Beast. NPR claimed the term is not “value neutral,” but it has used the term in its own reporting numerous times.
Many pro-lifers will remember how the mainstream media ignored Gosnell and the horrors of his Philadelphia abortion practice. It appears many still are trying to keep the story quiet.
“NPR might have covered up Kermit Gosnell’s crimes, but we won’t,” the film producers wrote last week on social media.
In 2013, a jury convicted Gosnell of murdering three newborn babies and contributing to the death of a female patient, along with numerous other crimes. He was sentenced to three consecutive life terms in prison.
The movie is rated PG-13. For more details, visit gosnellmovie.com.