DAVE ANDRUSKO AUG 6, 2018 | 1:32PM WASHINGTON, DC
One of my favorite actors, Nick Searcy, a the lead role in “Gosnell: The Movie,”  which finally opens this October  reportedly in over 700 theatres. The film is one of the largest crowd-sourced movies of all time.
Mr. Searcy appeared at NRLC’s 2018 annual convention, along with Executive Producer John Sullivan. The year before, Ann McElhinney, the producer of Gosnell the Movie and co-author of the New York Times Best Seller Gosnell: The Untold Story of America’s Most Prolific Serial Killer, was a featured speaker.
Ann told us an incredibly true-life story about the making of the film which I failed to pass along but which critic Christian Toto wrote about this week .
Tessya Whatley plays Viola Brown in the film. Viola considers an abortion but eventually chooses to give her baby life. “It’s a similar situation to what Whatley went through several years ago,” Toto writes. Whatley’s own son is now 6.
“I also was young and pregnant once,” she told the Daily Wire in an exclusive interview. “I went to actually abort my baby, and the nurse had let me hear my son’s heartbeat.”
As Whatley lay on the surgical table listening to her baby’s heartbeat while the nurse was out of the room, “I just started crying and decided it was something I couldn’t do, I couldn’t kill my baby,” she said.
“So I put my clothes on, I went out to my grandpa, I told him I couldn’t do it, he said, ‘let’s go,’” Whatley explained.
We will keep you updated as the movie locations are released.
LifeNews.com Note: Dave Andrusko is the editor of National Right to Life  News and an author and editor of several books on abortion topics. This post originally appeared in at National Right to Life News Today  —- an online column on pro-life issues.