Media Entrepreneur Patrick Courrielche Changes His Mind on Abortion After Seeing “Gosnell” Movie

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Oct 24, 2018   |   6:01PM   |   Washington, DC

The new film exposing notorious abortionist Kermit Gosnell keeps changing minds about abortion.

Patrick Courrielche, an entrepreneur and writer, recent tweeted about seeing the film, “Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer.” He said it “singlehandedly” changed his mind about abortion.

Courrielche is known for starting the pop-up retail trend and exposing political biases at the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

The film has been eye-opening for many Americans. Earlier this week, Kathy Zhu, a college student with a huge social media following, said the film also changed her mind about abortion.

“Yesterday, I was pro-choice. I believed that women should have a say & the gov shouldn’t be interfering w/ our lives,” she told her nearly 50,000 Twitter followers. “Today, I’m pro-life. After watching Gosnell and doing in-depth research, I finally understand the horrors of loopholes in late term abortions.”

“Gosnell,” which opened Oct. 12, follows the true story of Kermit Gosnell, a Philadelphia abortionist who murdered newborn babies and committed 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”). It broke into the top 10 films in its first weekend.

Producers Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinney said they have heard many stories like Zhu’s and Courrielche’s.

“We showed a liberal friend an early cut of the film and he left the theater and started chain-smoking declaring: ‘I’ll have to rethink everything,” they said. “That is why we made the Gosnell Movie – not to make people think a particular thing but to bring facts to people and to make them think again. As journalists and filmmakers it is all we want to do.”

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 grand jury report found that abortion activists ignored Gosnell, allowing his horrific business to continue for decades.

The film is rated PG-13. Hundreds of theaters across the U.S. are showing the film. For more details, visit