Meet Josie Cunningham, the final logical extreme of 'pro-choice' rhetoric

While we’re on the subject of Democrats trying to re-define what “pro-life” means, maybe they should explain how the UK’s Josie Cunningham is not the final logical distillation of what “pro-choice” means.  She’s 18 weeks pregnant, but announced she’d have an abortion because the pregnancy was interfering with her career plans… specifically her ambition to appear on the celebrity edition of “Big Brother.”

LifeNews summarizes Cunningham’s interview with the Sunday Mirror, which identifies her as the “NHS boob job girl” because of her previous demand that Britain’s socialized medical system provider her with breast enhancement surgery.  She was also quite delighted to discover that pregnant women get free dental care, although she insists she didn’t get pregnant (the identity of the father is uncertain) for that reason alone.  Not that she hesitated to cash in: “I’m sure people will be annoyed that I’m accepting this freebie, but I couldn’t care less.”

Here she is on the suddenly urgent need to terminate her pregnancy because it was getting in the way of her television career:

“Channel 5 were keen to shortlist me, then they found out I was pregnant,” she said. “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,” Cunningham said.

“I’m finally on the verge of becoming famous and I’m not going to ruin it now,” she told The Mirror. “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.”

There are conflicting stories about whether or not “Big Brother” is still considering her for the show.  Let us stipulate that she’s a shady character to begin with, she might not be entirely right in the head, and she’s obviously trying to cultivate media attention – the controversy might improve her chances of getting on “Big Brother” or other shows, depending on how degenerate network executives believe their audiences to be.  Maybe she won’t even go through with the abortion, as merely making these statements has accomplished the mission of raising her profile.

With all that said, let’s hear ardent “pro-choicers” – especially politicians like Charlie Crist and Wendy Davis, who claim to be “pro-life” in some vague sense – explain exactly what’s wrong with Josie Cunningham.  

What is she saying here that would be fundamentally inconsistent with your ideology, or with American abortion law?  Who are you to tell this woman what she can or cannot do with her own body?  She spends the Mirror interview “puffing on a cigarette and rubbing her baby bump.”  Why not, if she’s going to have an abortion anyway?  Why should evil patriarchal woman-suppressing society be able to force Cunningham to sacrifice her career ambitions to carry that baby?  Who are we to restrict her sexual license (which she apparently regards as an occupational license) by forcing her to bear some responsibility for the resulting children?  

If it just creeps you out that she’s crass and obvious about what she wants – fame, a spot on a particular TV show, a bright pink Range Rover, a big house – then you’re not morally serious.  


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