Now here’s a strong contender for Sickest Story of the Week. In an interview with the UK’s Sunday Mirror, “controversial model and call girl” Josie Cunningham explains that because she really, really wants to get on the British reality series Big Brother, her 18-week-old preborn baby has to die.
“I’m finally on the verge of becoming famous and I’m not going to ruin it now.
“An abortion will further my career. This time next year I won’t have a baby. Instead, I’ll be famous, driving a bright pink Range Rover and buying a big house. Nothing will get in my way.”
Josie, 23, is already 18 weeks pregnant by either an escort agency client or a Premier League footballer. But she claims her late life-or-death decision has nothing to do with who the father is.
She says it is based on the breakdown of negotiations with Channel 5 to appear on the reality show.
Josie – who caused outrage in 2013 when she demanded a £4,800 boob job on the NHS to become a glamour model – said: “Channel 5 were keen to shortlist me then they found out I was pregnant.
“Then they suddenly turned cold. That was when I started considering an abortion. After the operation I will be going back to them and asking if they will still consider me.
“I’ve also had loads of other offers to further my career – and I’m not willing to give them up because I’m pregnant.”
The piece goes on to quote Cunningham as asserting that, “I want to be famous for being me,” which means “I need to put my career first”; explaining, “I can’t give up my big break for anything”; and sneering, “All those people who have trolled me and hated me for being me are going to be put in their place when I make it. Why should I give that up to have a baby?”
Oh, but don’t worry; it’s not all about me-me-me. You see, offing Kid Number Three will also benefit Kids One and Two:
“I want it for myself but I want it for my boys,” she said. “I love them and I want to be able to buy them the most expensive toys and to give them nice holidays. People will criticise me but I’m a good mother.”
Yes, because the price tag on presents is such a conclusive indicator of quality parenting.
There’s not a word here about the life, rights, welfare, or suffering of the child she created and now wants to kill. Not even an attempt to offer a justification that would at least earn our sympathy, if not our agreement. Cunningham is brutally upfront about not letting anything stand between her and fame, going so far as to cite rubbing success in naysayers’ faces as a justification.
When was the last time you heard an abortion rationalization this openly narcissistic? This unashamedly petty? Yes, celebrities, particularly those in the “reality” TV orbit, tend to be more self-absorbed than the rest of us, but the truth is Cunningham’s not saying anything the abortion movement hasn’t already legitimized.
To the average zealot, personal disapproval of “choice” amounts to “shaming” and is therefore nearly as intolerable as legal prohibition. They constantly inundate us with banal platitudes like “all abortion-seeking women can be trusted to make the right decision for themselves because no woman takes abortion lightly.”
And ultimately, if prenatal human beings really were the non-living non-entities abortion apologists so desperately want to pretend they are, there wouldn’t actually be anything wrong with Cunningham’s priorities. But unfortunately for pro-aborts, their victims are living people, and pretending otherwise because you really, really want something can’t change that.
In a small bit of poetic justice, Big Brother bigwigs have already said that they want nothing to do with Cunningham, asking how they can possibly “work with her — or pay her — if she admits having an abortion to achieve that?”
Whether or not that’s enough to save her latest son or daughter, the worst part is that such brazen reality-TV thinking extends far beyond the screen. Sure, they wrap it in more high-minded euphemisms—“empowerment,” “bodily autonomy,” “reproductive freedom.” But wherever abortionism has taken root—in schools, on the campaign trail, academia, the White House, the nearest Planned Parenthood—it’s conditioning the next generation to include as many Josie Cunninghams as it can.