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‘Gosnell’ Movie Changes One Millennial’s Mind — Here’s Why She Turned Pro-Life

Directed by Nick Searcy, the new film about the trial of a Philadelphia abortionist is prompting a dramatic reversal

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Theaters may be dropping the film “Gosnell” from their schedules, but everyday Americans — such as millennial Kathy Zhu (shown above left) — are still learning the stunning truths about the horrors of abortion since the movie’s release.

Directed by Nick Searcy (pictured above right) — of “Justified,” “The Shape of Water,” and other films — and starring Dean Cain as one of the detectives on the case, “Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer” tells the jaw-dropping true story of Kermit Gosnell, a Philadelphia abortion doctor who was convicted on three counts of first-degree murder and one count of involuntary manslaughter in 2013.

Running what some described as a house of horrors, Gosnell was performing risky and dangerous late-term abortions. He would sometimes even sever the spines of tiny babies who were born alive.

The story is sickening and heart-wrenching. While the movie is not graphic and has a PG-13 rating, it’s still one of the most important true-crime stories in recent American history.

The film is changing hearts and minds. A case in point is Kathy Zhu, a college student who once considered herself pro-choice. She now claims to have been changed by the film, as The Daily Wire reported.

A student of Orlando’s University of Central Florida, Zhu publicly announced her support of then-candidate Donald Trump back in 2016, after researching his positions, specifically on national security.

Initially a Hillary Clinton supporter, Zhu performed due diligence as a citizen and became concerned about Clinton’s liberal leanings, said The Daily Wire.

This past Sunday, Zhu, who has a significant social media following, announced that her personal, more liberal viewpoint on abortion had changed after seeing “Gosnell” — and promoted the film to her 50,000 Twitter followers.

“Yesterday, I was pro-choice. I believed that women should have a say & the gov shouldn’t be interfering w/ our lives,” she wrote.

“Today, I’m pro-life. After watching #Gosnell & doing in-depth research, I finally understand the horrors of loopholes in late-term abortions. Pls go watch Gosnell.”

Many of Zhu’s supporters posted messages of support and reflection, and she’s garnered over 2,500 retweets and 5,400 likes on the Monday post so far.

“Glad you changed your opinion,” said one Twitter commenter. “The horrors of abortion don’t just end with the death of a baby. Many women suffer deep emotional wounds from choosing to kill their child. Thankfully, there is forgiveness from a holy and loving God.”

Said another, “Thanks for sharing this important article on what really happens to the poor aborted babies — criminal.”

Actor Dean Cain told LifeZette via email that the apparent blackballing of the film was a “sign of the times.”

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“I have never experienced anything like this before, but perhaps it’s a sign of the times. So many folks have become so polarized these days here in the United States that they instantly demonize anyone with whom they have any disagreement. It happens on both sides, and I find it ridiculous.”

The actor continued, “I contend that there are 10 percent on the far Right, and 10 percent on the far Left, and they are responsible for 90 percent of the noise. The remaining 80 percent of us live somewhere in the middle, and we should be promoting dialogue and understanding, not division and identity politics.”

Watch the trailer for “Gosnell” below.

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