The abortion debate is a really unpleasant one. As an individual I can see both sides of the argument, and feelings most certainly run deep on for all concerned. However , when I saw this story I nearly fell off my chair.
Fame Over Baby
Model and escort Josie Cunningham has decided that she is going to have an abortion in an attempt to get on TV’s Big Brother.
18 week pregnant Cunningham, who will have the procedure later in the week said “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.”
Apparently she got pregnant after either a session with an escort agency client or a Premier League footballer.
It’s not an ideal situation and I wish I had never fallen pregnant. I’m not on the Pill and in December the condom split when I was sleeping with a client.
“Then I had sex with a footballer and didn’t use contraception at all. I’d known him for years and we’d had sex before. I didn’t even think about the morning after pill.”
It seems that a few weeks ago she was rather excited by the news, tweeting baby pictures. However, fame appears to be more important. This struck home when Channel 5 stopped talks on her appearing on Big Brother.
“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.”
Her conduct during her pregnancy appears to be equally troubling.
“To begin with I stopped drinking and started a super healthy diet but I’ve totally relaxed now,” she said.
“The other night I treated myself to a couple of frozen Smirnoff cocktails and I can’t stop smoking.
“People ask me what I’m craving and the answer is Smirnoff Ice! Once this is all out of the way I hope I can go back to my life and the opportunities will still be there.”
Flippant in the Extreme
I’m not going to get involved in the rights and wrongs of abortion, though I do consider her flippant attitude towards it pretty disgusting. I’m sure you readers will have your own opinions which you can post in the comments section below
I will however question why she is even thinking she is going to be a star? Yes, she may be an escort, put there are pages and pages of Dublin escorts who are better looking than her.
The ultimate female empowerment, or a sickening act by a fame hungry young girl; what do you think?
Since then, he has specialised in articles on the battle for equal rights for sex workers, sexual health, as well as bringing the readers fun news from around the world. He also has a major interest in LGBT rights, and is an active campaigner in this field.
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