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British model who said she’d abort her child to get on reality show now says she is “completely anti-abortion”

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Over the decades our Movement has seen some amazing converts. The “Jane Roe” of Roe v. Wade (Norma McCorvey) became a passionate pro-lifer. Dr. Bernard Nathanson who not only was part of the brain trust that created the original NARAL but also “presided” over 75,000 abortions, produced “The Silent Scream,” an incredible pro-life documentary.


Josie Cunningham is [in]famous for a different kind of abortion advocacy. A British model, she made headlines earlier this year when she said she would abort her baby in order to gain a spot on the reality show Big Brother.

No one can know if it was a publicity scam or the truth. Either way, the important development was that Cunningham decided against the abortion (perhaps not coincidentally when the reality show said they would not book her) and in fact gave birth a little over a week ago to Grace Neiv.

Yesterday, the Mirror newspaper tells us, Cunningham “dropped a bombshell.” She sent out a series of tweets to her followers (of whom there are some 58,000) beginning with

“Just so it’s completely clear. I’m now completely ANTI-ABORTION. I came stupidly close to making the biggest mistake of my life.”

Followed by

“Personally think the process is to easy & “hush, hush”. If there’s something like abortion available then more people need to talk about it.”

Followed by

“Sorry, should have explained it better. I’m completely anti-abortion with the way it is now. It’s to relaxed and needs tightening IMO.”

The Mirror’s Edward Roberts, who interjected some pretty harsh putdowns of Cunningham, also included this near the end of his story:

“Motherhood has obviously changed the controversial star’s frame of mind, who announced she has penned a letter to her little girl explaining why she came close to terminating her.

“Josie explained: ‘I’ve actually written my daughter a 14-page letter, explaining why I’ve done what I’ve done and said the things I’ve said.

“’I’ve sealed the envelope and have no intentions of opening it until the day comes that she asks me why I came close to making what would the biggest mistake of my life, aborting her.’”


Daniel Miller is responsible for nearly all of National Right to Life News' political writing.

With the election of Donald Trump to the U.S. presidency, Daniel Miller developed a deep obsession with U.S. politics that has never let go of the political scientist. Whether it's the election of Joe Biden, the midterm elections in Congress, the abortion rights debate in the Supreme Court or the mudslinging in the primaries - Daniel Miller is happy to stay up late for you.

Daniel was born and raised in New York. After living in China, working for a news agency and another stint at a major news network, he now lives in Arizona with his two daughters.

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