Category Archives: Children

Grad student threatens abortion unless she raises $1M

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Campus Reform: An anonymous pregnant graduate student is threatening to abort her baby next month if she cannot raise 1 million dollars in the 72 hours before the scheduled abortion.

The threat comes from her website prolifeantiwoman.com. The student claims to be a graduate student who is currently seven weeks pregnant. Due to what she says are newly restrictive abortion laws in her school’s state, she is promising to return to her home state for the abortion.

She writes on her website:

On July 7th I will start accepting donations on this page. I will accept donations for 72 hours, the same amount of time this state currently requires a woman to wait after a consultation with a doctor until she can have an abortion. If one million dollars is raised in those 72 hours then I’ll have the baby, give it up for adoption and every cent of that one million dollars will be put in a trust fund for the child, which he or she will have access to when they turn 21.”

The student explains that she believes the pro-life movement is hiding the religious right. She suggests that the movement actually cares very little about saving lives and more about “controlling women by minimizing their choices. . . [including] readily available reproductive health care.”

The twenty-six-year-old female suggests that if all of the 157 million supporters of life in the country gave less than a few cents, then it would more than meet the deadline. Last year’s Gallup poll suggested that 47% of Americans identified as pro-life.

Many in the pro-life movement are speaking out about the student’s actions. “It’s like a political Kickstarter—or a ransom note, depending on where you stand on the issue of abortion” says Adriana Velez of The Stir.

The student states that since her actions are about making a point and not her, she will remain anonymous.

More from this woman’s web site:

The backward direction this country is headed in terms of its treatment of women I feel is due in large part to the influence of the religious right disguised as the pro-life movement. The pro-life movement cares very little about saving lives and far more about controlling women by minimizing their choices in a wide variety of ways not the least of which is readily available reproductive health care.”

Last time I check, extortion was a crime. This woman needs some mental health services…and so will the child if her demands are met.

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Connecticut mom balks when son’s kindergarten application gets personal

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Fox News: A Connecticut mom wanted to snap her No. 2 pencil in half when she sat down to fill out her son’s kindergarten application and came across personal questions about his birth that left her demanding answers instead of filling them out.

The application, which West Hartford School District officials say have been standard for decades, sought information such as whether Cara Paiuk’s delivery was by C-section or not, whether there were other complications and even if her newborn son had gone home with his parents without delay. Paiuk said she talked to other Aiken Elementary moms, and they also were taken aback by the intrusive questioning.

“Most parents I have spoken to are outraged, and then they are almost outraged at themselves, like, ‘Did I fill that out? Did I not even question it?‘” Paiuk said.

Tom Moore

Tom Moore

The school was apparently seeking any information that might indicate children could have developmental problems. Tom Moore, superintendent of West Hartford public schools, said this is the first time the birth-related questions have raised objections. He said he spoke to doctors in attempt to figure out why the question were on the form and whether they had any merit.

“I think that question may have [been included] because C-section births had a higher rate of trauma, years ago, partially due to the nature of the birth,” he said. “I do not think that is necessarily true today.”

Dr. Manny Alvarez, chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Science at Hackensack University Medical Center, in New Jersey, said the questions about the mother’s birth experience should definitely be crossed out.

“What you are implying in those questions is that you’re going to be able to make some sort of diagnosis and maybe alter or amend the curriculum of the child,” said Alvarez, who also is senior managing editor for health at Fox News Channel. “What is the implication of that question? If you are implying that a vaginal birth child is going to be smarter or more proactive in class than a C-section child, that is not the case.” If anything, the information gathering could result in a bias against certain children, according to Alvarez.

Paiuk hopes that the school will recognize her concerns and make changes to the application. “I think they [the forms] need to be reviewed and updated because everything changes, the world changes, children change, and education changes,” she said.

Moore told FoxNews.com Paiuk “makes a very good point.” “I would bet heavily that when kindergarten parents in West Hartford register their kids [next year], that question will not be on there,” Moore said.

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“If you are offended, don’t look”: Mom of 8-Year-Old Gay Pride Marcher Responds to Critics

Precocious Desmond/Getty Image

Precocious Desmond/Getty Image

Yahoo: There was plenty to marvel at during the New York City Pride March on Sunday, but one precocious 8-year-old boy stood out from the crowd: Desmond Napoles, of Brooklyn, who joyously strutted and vogued his way down Fifth Avenue in a rainbow tutu and gold sequined cap. And when critics reared their heads on social media Monday, suggesting his participation was inappropriate, mom Wendylou Napoles shut them down with grace and pride.

“If you are offended, don’t look,” Napoles wrote, in part, in a lengthy post on the Facebook page of LGBT website NewNowNext. That’s where a photo of Desmond (nicknamed “Desi”) has sparked nearly 5,000 likes and more than 200 comments, some of them attacking Napoles for allowing — even forcing — her son to be on such blatantly gender-fluid display.

He is old enough and smart enough to know he would be marching in the Pride parade in front of thousands of people and did it willingly,” she wrote. “In fact, I thought he would stop after 10 blocks of walking, but he felt so good about being dressed up and being who he is that he vogued and danced the entire two miles. We collaborated on the outfit and this is how he wanted to look today. This was his Pride today. He felt it. He loved it. He was it. These children will be our future. Embrace who they are. All they are asking for is the same love, respect, and acceptance of themselves as any child would.”

Napoles tells Yahoo Parenting that she and her husband Andrew have been taking Desmond to watch the Pride March since he was 6 years old.

“He loved to see the drag queens and the colorful costumes,” she says, admitting that she did have initial moments of discomfort, but got over them quickly. “I believe my son will be better off and more successful in the long-term being exposed to all of the diversity at Pride. He needs to know that there is more to life than what he experiences at home, at school, and in our neighborhood.”

Desmond has wanted to join the marchers since last year (when his parents didn’t think he was ready), and so on Sunday, he did — along with his mother, father, and teen sister Meagan. They were part of the always-popular PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) contingent. And it paid off.

“I was extremely proud of Desmond in the march. I could tell that he was living his dreams,” Napoles says. “Imagine being a boy like him and the challenges he faces every day — to be accepted by thousands and thousands of people for being yourself. That must be incredible. There were many moments when I had tears running down my face from witnessing how happy and comfortable he was and from looking around and seeing the reactions from the crowd.”

Read the rest here.

So the expression If you are offended, don’t look is all it takes to shut down opposition with grace and pride?

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Well then, if you are offended, don’t look. Try that argument with a liberal and see how far that gets you.

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Toronto councilor tells young kids to become gay activists at Pride flag raising

Kristyn Wong-Tam

Kristyn Wong-Tam

LifeSiteNews.com: About 20 children, appearing to be kindergarten age, were given front row seating at Toronto’s “Gay Pride” flag raising ceremony this week at city hall. During one city councilor’s speech, she spoke directly to them and told them to “make sure the work is carried forward” of promoting the acceptance of homosexuality in society. 

“Because we know the work [is] never finished, we’re going to rely on you little guys and gals to make sure the work is carried forward,” lesbian Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam told the youngsters from Clinton Street Public School in the Toronto District School Board at the June 22 event.

The children, who were led to the event by two activists dressed as fruits — a kiwi and a blueberry — were handed mini gay pride flags and were used by the mayor and other homosexual activists for a photo op.

Speeches by Mayor John Tory, Councillor Wong-Tam and other homosexual activists emphasized how homosexual achievements throughout the city recently have made Toronto a template for homosexual activism across Canada.

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“When Toronto acts, I hope the rest of the country indeed does follow,” Tory said in his speech, in which he focused on differentiating himself from former Mayor Rob Ford who on principle did not attend one Gay Pride Parade during his years as mayor.

“I have been proud to attend many Pride Festival flag-raisings right here over the years and now I have the privilege to be here in 2015 as an enthusiastic, supportive mayor in Toronto,” he said.

“My entire family will march with happiness and enthusiasm at this year’s pride parade,” he said at one point, adding: “You have a friend in the mayor of Toronto.”

A blogger from Blogwrath filmed the event and published the video and photos. In the blogger’s view, when compared to the past years, this year’s event “looked and sounded like a homosexual victory party.”

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Go to Blogwrath to see pictures from the event.

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Four students face charges of raping mentally disabled girl at North Miami Senior High

Clockwise from top left: Alexis, Bynum, Joseph and Lombard.

Clockwise from top left: Alexis, Bynum, Joseph and Lombard.

Miami Herald: Near the end of a school day early this year at North Miami Senior High, a student approached one of his classmates — a mentally disabled teenage girl in a job training program. He told her she was pretty and asked her to follow him, leading her to another boy who took her hand. They slipped into a janitor’s closet, closed the door, turned out the lights and — joined by three other boys — gang raped her, according to arrest forms.

One boy told her not to tell, but she did after a security guard caught them leaving the closet. The girl later told Miami-Dade school police the boys “forced her to perform oral, anal and vaginal sex acts.”

The charges of the horrific rape left many teachers shaken and worried about security on a campus with 2,400 students. But it has escaped public attention until now, as her four accused assailants face pending trials in Miami-Dade County criminal court.

Kenoldo Alexis, 17, Derek D’Angelo Bynum, 18, Steven Akeem Joseph, 15, and David Lombard, 17, all face felony sexual battery charges on a person with mental disabilities. A fifth student was arrested in the case, but prosecutors dropped the charges against him. Lombard faces an additional charge of battery. Court records show Bynum and Lombard have pleaded not guilty. The others have not yet entered pleas.

“The discovery process is ongoing. We’re trying to get to the bottom of what, if anything, happened — and all the clients remain and are presumed innocent,” said Matthew Ladd, a lawyer representing Lombard. Lawyers for the other teens did not return requests for comment.

In a statement, the school district expressed sympathy for the girl and praised Miami-Dade school police for making arrests in the case. “Our thoughts continue to be with the victim and her family,” the statement read.

Because the girl is a minor, many court records have been redacted, but the basic details are disturbing. Police reports indicate the student has the vocabulary of a toddler, but school district officials and Ladd said that was based on testing more than a decade ago. Efforts to reach the teen’s parents were unsuccessful.

According to a police report, a school security guard caught Joseph leaving the closet along with the victim just minutes before school ended. It’s unclear how long the teens were in the closet, but court files reference a surveillance video that may help prosecutors determine that, as well as who was involved.

Bynum, according to the court documents, told police that he didn’t know the teen was mentally disabled. He initially admitted to forcing the victim to perform oral sex and “telling the victim to stop because she did a terrible job.” But he has pleaded not guilty and, after his arrest, he wrote to the judge on his case to say he was innocent and to ask for help.

“I feel like I’m being tried and accused of something I did not do,” he wrote on notebook paper. “All I want to do is graduate from high school, make my family proud and be somebody. But, this case, I feel like it will ruin my chances and my dreams.” He ended the note with: “I’m sorry. I’m really a good kid.”

Court records show Bynum was expelled from North Miami for “sexual harassment,” according to the school district. He and the other boys were assigned to alternative schools. A trial date has only been set in Lombard’s case, for July 13, but there have been ongoing hearings and subpoenas in all the cases.

Miami-Dade schools spokeswoman Daisy Gonzalez-Diego said the victim was in a job-training program for disabled students who are high-functioning. The teen would have been allowed to walk around school alone as students in the program are largely independent. “While we struggle to understand the senseless depravity of this isolated but disturbing student incident, we commend the deliberate and swift actions of Miami-Dade Schools Police in apprehending the alleged perpetrators,” the district said in an emailed statement.

The arrest of the students in mid-January came just months after another student at the same school said in September that he was raped by three classmates in the gym locker room. Police say they didn’t move forward with the investigation because the boy suffered a mental breakdown and couldn’t be interviewed.

While about a half-dozen students who spoke to the Miami Herald said they felt safe on campus, some teachers say they raised concerns about safety throughout the year at faculty meetings and in conversations with school leadership. “I feel like sometimes, some major incident or catastrophe has to happen before it gets taken care of. That’s horrible to say, but what will it really take to get the staffing that we need or the training that we need,” teacher Annette Quintero asked.

Daniel Martinez, an English teacher at North Miami, said the school began to feel like a mall because so many students would hang out in the hallways. Maj. Adrian Brockington, a retired Army veteran and JROTC instructor at the school, said teachers were regularly asked to monitor the hallways and lunch periods. “We did not have enough security,” he said. “You look outside the classroom door, and you have like 100 students cutting class.”

The school district counters that the school, 13110 NE Eighth Ave., was appropriately staffed with security guards, and pointed out that Miami-Dade has a nationally recognized program that trains teachers to deal with mental health issues.

Miami-Dade school police say North Miami employed 14 security guards when the department’s formula calls for 11 at the school. The district allocates security guards according to a formula that takes into account the number of incidents at a school, student population, campus size and other factors. Police will consider the incidents that occurred this year when deciding on staffing for the next school year.

“The safety and security of our students and staff represent one of our top priorities,” the district wrote in an emailed statement. “While it is nearly impossible to prevent isolated incidents, a clear understanding and review of all surrounding circumstances is undertaken to further perfect safety and security protocols.”

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Lesbian public school teacher indoctrinates children as young as 4 in LGBT

Homosexual activists claim their proselytizing in schools are a way of combating bullying. But a number of homosexual activists have admitted that the movement’s goal is in fact to “indoctrinate” children into accepting the normalcy of the homosexual lifestyle.

Canadian gay activist Sason Bear Bergman, a woman who identifies as a transgender man, wrote in a March 2015 piece titled “I Have Come to Indoctrinate Your Children Into My LGBTQ Agenda (And I’m Not a Bit Sorry)”: “I am here to tell you: All that time I said I wasn’t indoctrinating anyone with my beliefs about gay and lesbian and bi and trans and queer people? That was a lie.” Bergman states she wants to make children “like us” even if that “goes against the way you have interpreted the teachings of your religion.”

Sason Bear Bergman & Daniel Villarreal

In 2011 U.S. gay activist Daniel Villarreal penned a column for Queerty.com stating that the time had come for the homosexual lobby to admit to “indoctrinating” schoolchildren to accept homosexuality:

“Why would we push anti-bullying programs or social studies classes that teach kids about the historical contributions of famous queers unless we wanted to deliberately educate children to accept queer sexuality as normal?

We want educators to teach future generations of children to accept queer sexuality. In fact, our very future depends on it. Recruiting children? You bet we are.

Homosexual activist Michael Swift wrote in 1987 in the Gay Community News that school children would become explicit targets for homosexual indoctrination:

We shall seduce them in your schools…They will be recast in our image. They will come to crave and adore us.

Pete Baklinski reports for LifeSiteNews, April 20, 2015, on just such an example of a lesbian teacher’s indoctrination of children as young as four to accept homosexual and same-sex marriage.

Pam Strong, a primary grade lesbian teacher from Ontario’s Ellengate Public School, revealed in a workshop at a homosexual activist conference for teachers in April 2015, which was attended by LifeSiteNews, how she uses her classroom to convince children as young as four to accept homosexual relationships. She said, “I started in Kindergarten. What a great place to start. It was where I was teaching. So, I was the most comfortable there.”

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The conference, hosted by the homosexual activist organization Jer’s Vision, now called the Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity, focused on the implementation of Bill 13 in Ontario classrooms. Bill 13, called by critics the ‘homosexual bill of rights,’ passed in June 2012 and gave students the right to form pro-gay clubs in their school, including Catholic schools, using the name Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA).

Strong, who is in an open relationship with another woman and who has been a teacher for about five years, focused her workshop on what she called the “power of conversation” for promoting LGBTQ issues in an elementary classroom, beginning with the junior kindergarten class.

She said she was reading a book King and King in the junior kindergarten class as a springboard to discuss her sexuality with the kids when she got to the part where the two princes become “married.” One of the boys in the classroom shouted: “They can’t do that! They can’t get married. They’re two boys.”

Strong recounted: “And I said, ‘Oh, yeah, yeah, they can. It’s right here on page 12.”

To which the boy replied,  “Oh, yeah, I know Mrs. Strong, but that’s just a story. That’s not real life.”

“And I said: ‘It happens in real life too. I am married to a woman. I am gay. And I am in love with my wife.”

Strong said the young children “just all kind of went silent.” She then told them: “That may seem different to you, how many of you have heard of that before?”

“Not one hand went up,” she related. “And so I said: ‘That may seem different to you, but we’re not that different. Would you like to know about what I do with my family?”

“Yeah, tell us,” she recounted the children enthusiastically saying.

“I said, you know, we take our kids to the park. I swing them on swings,” she related, telling conference attendees that she could share things she did with her own children that “mostly likely all of their families did with them.”

Then she told the children: “We laugh together. We go grocery shopping together. I read to them. I tickle them, sometimes until they scream and laugh and when they cry, I hug them until they stop.”

Strong said that at that point, the boy who had used the word ‘gay’ looked and her and said: “Well, you’re a family.”

“And I said, yeah, we are,” she related. “And off I go to the next classroom.”

Strong said that she went from “class to class to class and continued with these conversations, and they were very powerful.” She said, “All my class is very used to who I am. My family picture is very proudly in my room now. On Mondays they quite often will say, ‘What did you do with your wife?’ It’s normal in my classroom.”

ImageSome of the pro-gay children’s books Strong uses with her students.

Strong related another incident that happened last fall involving a new boy who had recently entered her grade 5 classroom and was unaware of Strong’s lesbianism. A conversation between herself and the students came up one day where it was mentioned that she was a lesbian. The new boy put his hands over his mouth and said, according to Strong: “Oh, my God, I think I’m going to puke.”

Strong said, “As I took the abuse — personally, as an individual – of those words, I also saw half of my class look at me with incredible concern. One student who was right in front of me already had tears in her eyes. And I noticed several other students who were looking at him. They were just very, very upset with this kid.”

The boy instantly became aware that “something he had said had just created this unbelievable tension in the room.” Strong said she told the boy that “I think that what you might not be aware of is that I am gay, and I am married to a woman, and my family has two moms.”

“His eyes just started darting around, and he was incredibly uncomfortable,” she related. “I looked at the other kids and I said: ‘Ok guys, what I want to ask you is: Am I upset with him?’ One little girl in my class put up her hand and said, ‘Mrs. Strong, I know you’re not upset with him, because he hasn’t had the benefit of our conversations.’ And I looked at my little friend, my ‘new’ friend, and I said: ‘But, we’re going to have one now.’”

Strong then directed her class to the board and asked them to write everything she had told them related to LGBTQ. “And my class all of a sudden popped up. ‘LGBTQ’ was on the board, ‘lesbian,’ and all the different words coming out there. And I sat back and said, ‘Let’s review.’ So, the last year and a half of ‘inclusive’ education came alive in my classroom.”

Strong told her workshop attendees that her “new little friend” is now a devoted champion of diversity. She boasted how he was the one in her class to count down the days to the pro-homosexual Day of Pink that took place earlier this month. When Strong took a photo of all the children wearing pink shirts in her classroom, she said the boy requested to be in the front.

ImageThe chart Strong uses to show her students that same-sex partnerships are the same as male-female families.

Strong said her indoctrination often doesn’t begin until months after she’d met the students. She waits for months before getting into what she called “difficult conversations” with students to convince them of the normality of her sexual preference for women. She first spends time “building a common vocabulary” in her classroom of words like “stereotype, prejudice, discrimination” so her students will be able to more readily conform to her pro-LGBTQ message. She has amassed a collection of “conversation starters” that she says helps get her started when presenting to her students the LGBTQ message. Pro-homosexual children’s books are one of her favorites.

“I use current events, news articles, advertisement are great for gender, especially with Kindergarten kids, pink and girl toys and all the rest of it. Commercials are great, I use one right now, the Honey Maid commercial.

Strong meant the 2014 “Dad & Papa” commercial depicting two male homosexuals engaged with their children in normal family activities such as making s’mores, eating dinner around the table, and walking in the park. She watches the commercial with her students up to three times, asking them to make a list of all the similarities between the homosexual-partnership and their own families. The kids notice dozens of similarities, but usually only one difference, namely that the commercial has “two dads.” Other than this, the students “could not find one thing in that commercial that was different than their own families.” In this way she convinces the kids that a homosexual-partnership is identical to a family made up of a male and female. “There was nothing left for me to teach at the end of it. It was a huge learning for some kids,” she said.

H/t FOTM’s MomOfIV

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Benefits mother-of-four let her kids go hungry to pay for foreign boob job – but now wants NHS to pay for ANOTHER operation after surgery was botched

Gibson: Selfish mom

Gibson: Selfish mom

DailyMail: An unemployed mother-of-four who let her children go hungry so she could pay £4,000 ($6,349 US) for a boob job in Poland is asking the British taxpayer to fork out £5,000 ($7,936 US) for a new one after her surgery left her with wonky breasts.

Naica Gibson stopped buying food for her kids at the end of the month so she could put away almost a third of her benefit cash to fund the surgery on her ‘sagging’ 38D bust. The single-mother even refused to pay for clothes, school trips and days out from the children’s London home for two years as she saved up to go under the knife, saying she ‘had to cut back on pretty much everything. I missed meals as well as them.’

But after her Polish plastic surgeon allegedly left her with one boob bigger than the other – she’s now desperate for another. This time though, she’s wanting it on the NHS for free. The 31-year-old told The Sun: ‘I’m from England and deserve the treatment if I need it. I don’t see anything wrong in using my benefits for a boob job.

Naica has said she can’t even bear to look at her breasts, which have been left covered in scars by two trips to Poland paid for by her benefits cash. She was required to keep her newly boosted bosom wrapped in bandages for weeks after two operations – her initial boob job and a second to tweak them – and relied on a daily cocktail of painkillers to numb the after-effects of her surgeries. However, ever since unravelling them she’s been repulsed by what she claims is a noticeable disproportion in their sizes – an issue which can now only be fixed with pricey corrective surgery.

But instead of scrimping on food once more, Naica – who says she can’t work because she has to look after her four childrenis this time going to the NHS, asking the taxpayer to foot the £5,000 bill. She said that despite being a mother, she still seeks to look her best, and because her attempts to do so have gone wrong it is now up to the NHS to help her.

Selfish mom of four children

Selfish mom of four children

The saving process for the boob job that she thought would restore her chest back to its youthful glory was a lengthy one for Naica, who lives with her four children – aged between one and 14, from two different fathers – in a three-bedroom townhouse in Tottenham, North London.

She is reportedly paid a total of £1,357 ($2,154 US) every month in tax credits, income support, child benefit, housing allowance and council tax, all from the public purse. Her saving plan saw her put away £100 every week. However, she admitted by the end of the month she’d have ‘no money left for the kids,’ at which point she’d take them to their gran’s house for their dinner. ‘I was determined to get my dream boob job no matter what, even if it meant cutting back on things for the kids,’ she said.

Despite initially planning on paying for an op in the UK, Naica – who has been on benefits all her adult life – couldn’t help but be tempted by the considerably cheaper surgery available in Poland after being blown away by Harley Street prices, where similar procedures start at around £8,500.

After months searching Google for ‘cheap places for cosmetic surgery’, Naica found one surgeon claiming to have given boob jobs to some of the cast from hit reality TV show, Geordie Shore. In January this year, after two years of saving, she paid the £4,250 she’d put away for her operation and travel costs.

However, on her way home she said she realized her boobs weren’t a natural shape and were already becoming extremely firm. She returned to Poland in February, going under the knife again. But her bad luck continued, with her dream breasts quickly becoming a total nightmare. They picked-up an infection on her second flight back home, and required almost immediate hospital treatment when she touched back down in the capital. She said: ‘All I could think was all those missed meals for nothing. I just wanted them fixed.’

Gibson just wants what SHE WANTS...

Gibson just wants what SHE WANTS…

Doctors have since told her she requires corrective surgery to re-do her boobs. She’s now waiting to speak to a GP to be given the green light for her third op, but this time paid for by the NHS.

Roger Goss, co-director of campaign group Patient Concern, blasted Naica’s cheek. He said: ‘This is simply not right. It gives the NHS a bad name, which it doesn’t deserve. Money used on Naica’s operation would make a massive difference to patients and save lives.’

Andy Silvester, campaign director at the TaxPayers’ Alliance, said: ‘This is yet another example of how badly our benefit system needs to be reformed. It’s sheer madness. It was her choice to use her benefits for her surgery, and unless there’s a clear medical reason for the NHS to step in it should be for her to pay for any adjustments.’

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