Posted By LAF Editor on April 25, 2014
A proposal for a pro-life movie is breaking records for crowdfunding, despite one popular website’s refusal to continue hosting its fundraising campaign.
The campaign for Gosnell, a documentary about the Philadelphia abortionist convicted last year of murder, has raised more than $1.1 million to date, becoming the largest non-celebrity film on any crowdfunding site, according to The Heritage Foundation. The campaign, hosted on Indigogo, has reached 55 percent of its $2.1 million threshold since it launched on March 28, putting it in a good place to meet its May 12 deadline.
Some celebrities have also picked up the cause, including actor Kevin Sorbo from God’s Not Dead, and actor Nick Searcy, from the hit television series Justified.
“This is a story that needs to be told,” Searcy told the Washington Examiner. “No one wants to talk about it because the details are too damaging to certain political agendas.”
Gosnell’s producers moved their project to Indigogo after well-known crowdfunding site Kickstarter refused to continue hosting their campaign unless they changed their graphic description of Gosnell’s methods. In issuing the ultimatum, Kickstarter cited its Community Guidelines, which “encourage and enforce a culture of respect and consideration,” according to Crowdfund Insider.
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