‘Gosnell’ film showing on Sunday to kickoff 40 Days for Life in Champaign

Earl Billings stars in a scene from the movie "Gosnell: The Trial of America's Biggest Serial Killer." (CNS/Hat Tip Films LLC)

CHAMPAIGN — Just before the spring 40 Days for Life campaign opens in the Champaign area, the public is invited to Holy Cross Parish Center, 405 W. Clark St., on Sunday, March 3, to view the movie “Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer,” the story of a Philadelphia abortionist who was sentenced to life in prison.

The movie, based upon actual court transcripts, is rated PG-13. Dr. Kermit Gosnell is an abortion provider who was tried and convicted on three counts of murder for the deaths of babies and the involuntary manslaughter of a patient who died during a 2009 abortion. He is serving a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole.

The evening, which will also include information about the 40 Days for Life campaign, begins at 5 p.m.

40 Days for Life is a period of prayer and fasting to end abortion. In Champaign, it will include a vigil outside Planned Parenthood, 302 E. Stoughton St., from March 6 to April 14.

Child care will be provided for the March 3 gathering, but an RSVP is requested in order to plan accordingly. Contact Sandi at (217) 841-1943 or Renee at Reneemullen1@comcast.net for reservations or more information.

The “Gosnell” movie will also be screened at St. Mary Church, 231 N. State St., in Westville on Sunday, March 24, at 4 p.m. in the parish hall. There is no cost to attend the screening. Pizza and beverages will be provided after the movie.

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