Mother of Three Says She Had an Abortion in order to Get a Nose Job
UK (WTXF) - Josie Cunningham, mother of three, became instantly famous after flaunting her National Health Service-funded (NHS) breast enlargement. Now, even more shocking, Cunningham revealed she had a nose job - at the cost of her unborn child's life.
Cunningham reports that she decided to have an abortion for her unplanned pregnancy at 12 weeks after finding out that her surgeons would not carry out the cosmetic surgery. Her surgeons explained that there are medical risks associated with anesthetic for patients who are expecting and would not perform the operation.
Clearing the way for the operation she hopes will cement her career as an adult model, Cunningham told The Sunday People, "I'm having this nose job no matter what gets in my way."
"Pregnancy was a major obstacle and an abortion was the answer to it - so that's what I did," she reports. "Anyone who criticizes me for putting my looks ahead of an unborn child has no right until they're the ones putting food on the table for my kids."
After giving the newspaper scans of the unborn child dated early September, Cunningham stated, "I don't care what anyone thinks. My body, my decision."
However, this is somewhat contradictory for Cunningham, who in announced in January that she was, "anti-abortion," after receiving backlash from threatening to abort her third child for a chance to appear on Celebrity Big Brother.
"I did consider having an abortion with my third child, which I am ashamed to say," Cunningham had said. "The way I saw it was that I'd rather be able to provide further for the two children I already had than not be able to provide for all three. It wasn't an easy decision. But now I am anti-abortion, I came close to making the biggest mistake of my life."
She has faced serious backlash online--but the single mother is no stranger to that.
Cunningham has since taken to Twitter, tweeting that she was "Pleased I spoke out about my decision. If abortion is openly available as a form of contraception then it should be talked about more."
On top of getting money for a nose job, Cunningham had a £4,800 breast enlargement operation on the NHS, along with £1,500 of Botox injections to treat excessive sweating, and £2,500 of dental treatment - also on the NHS.
She was also claiming £6,000 a year in council-funded taxi rides because public transport gave her panic attacks.