The film is the shocking true story of the investigation and trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell - his 30 year killing spree and the political and media establishment that tried to cover it up. Originally investigated for illegal prescription drug sales, a raid by DEA, FBI & local law enforcement revealed crimes they could not have expected within the clinic.
Based on the NY Times Bestseller — Gosnell: The Untold Story of America’s Most Prolific Serial Killer.
Based on True events
Detective James 'Woody' Wood - Based on Jim Wood, the detective whose routine drug investigation led to the exposure of America's most prolific serial killer. Woody is a cop who tends to do first and ask questions later. He has to navigate territorial cops, politicized bureaucrats and an establishment that covered up the crime for years. And then Wood has to gather evidence against a devious and charismatic serial killer who operated for decades in plain sight.
Kermit Gosnell - Husband, Father, Doctor and America's most prolific serial killer. A devious killer who has surrounded himself with those who will also kill without hesitation. After a killing spree of 30 years - will he ever face justice?
Lexi - Based on Assistant District Attorney Christine Wechsler, Lexi is an ADA who investigates the Gosnell case and brings the case to the grand jury and eventually to trial. Lexi is a tough, smart attorney and a mother of 5. Through the Gosnell case she discovers much about abortion that she didn't know and uncovers the horrors of what happened at Gosnell's abortion clinic. She is conflicted personally and politically, will she do the right thing?