An actress who plays a woman who chose not to abort her child in the upcoming movie “Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer” in real life chose not to abort her now six-year-old son.
In the movie, which comes to theaters October 12, actress Tessya Whatley plays Viola Brown, who testifies in court about the disgusting conditions in Kermit Gosnell’s infamous abortion clinic. In a dramatic courtroom scene, Brown ultimately decides not to go through with the abortion even after the procedure is partially underway, telling the jury it was because Gosnell told her the clinic burned babies’ bodies after the abortion.
In a video interview first reported by The Daily Wire, Whatley says her own real-life experience in an abortion clinic helped her to identify with her character.
“When I look at him, I just can’t believe that I was going to kill him,” she says while visibly choking back tears. “It’s been such a joy. There’s days where I just lay in bed and watch him sleep. I’m so happy to have him, so if you have that opportunity, don’t kill your baby. Have your baby, it will mean everything to you.”
Gosnell is currently serving three life-sentences after he was convicted of first-degree murder for killing three babies born alive during abortions by snipping the backs of their necks with scissors. You can find more information about the real-life trial, the film, and ticket sales here.