Why I underwent two abortions at the ages of 19 and 24 – BB Naija star Phyna shares her story

She recently gave PUNCH an interview where she gave the explanation behind her choice.

Phyna Otabor, the winner of Big Brother Naija season 7, has explained why she had two pregnancies aborted at the ages of 19 and 24, respectively.

She gave an interview to PUNCH recently, days after receiving harsh criticism for saying she had two abortions in public. In the interview, she gave an explanation of her decision.

Phyna Otabor, the winner of Big Brother Naija season 7, has explained why she had two pregnancies aborted at the ages of 19 and 24, respectively.

She gave an interview to PUNCH recently, days after receiving harsh criticism for saying she had two abortions in public. In the interview, she gave an explanation of her decision.

She claims that she decided not to tell her parents about the first pregnancy since she was too young and unable to do so at the age of 19.

She said that she had an abortion of the second pregnancy at the age of 24 because she didn’t want to have a kid with her poisonous and physically abusive ex-boyfriend.

The 25-year-old star said,

“As for my reasons for taking abortion pills, if there are 100 women in Nigeria today, 98 have done abortions. So, no one should judge me. I was in a 12-year relationship then and I was so young. The first abortion was when I was 19; I couldn’t go home to tell my parents that I was pregnant at that age. And the two pregnancies were so early like two to three weeks that I could just use tablets. The second was when I was 24, and I had finished serving then. I was ready to keep it but the relationship was getting toxic. He abused me and always beat me up. I said to myself that I couldn’t do this anymore, so I took it out and that was how I ended the relationship.”

If she becomes pregnant while in her current situation and state, would you consider getting an abortion?, the interviewer questioned Phyna.

“Why would I do that? The way I am now, I have money to take care of 10 children, so why? In fact, if my parents were rich at the time of my first pregnancy, I wouldn’t have aborted it. But because I knew I was from a very poor background, we used to eat once a day then, especially in the afternoon and then carry it till the next day. So, keeping the baby then, was no option for me.”

The Edo-born hype priestess continued by stating that she has begged God for forgiveness because she is aware that abortion is a sin and she is confident that he has done so.

“In the face of God, it’s a sin and I have prayed and gone for confession. I am Catholic and I know God has forgiven me. It is what God says that counts. I don’t care what anybody thinks or says. I am not proud of committing abortion but the situation surrounding it was what I couldn’t help. For me, I do not see the essence of bringing children into this world when you are not ready. So, it’s either you abstain from sex, use protection or when it happens; you are either ready to chest the baby or take it out, especially when the situation is beyond you. Everybody has their own purpose behind their actions, just that there are some who are not scared of committing abortions at all, which is not good.”

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