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“Why I had two abortions at 19, 24” BBNaija season 7 winner, Phyna reveals


Jan 11, 2023

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Big Brother Naija season 7 winner, Ijeoma Otabor popularly known as Phyna, has revealed the reasons she had abortions at the early stages of her life.

Recall that few days ago the reality tv star revealed that she has aborted twiceIn a recent interview with Vanguard News, she revealed the reasons that made her abort her unborn children when she was 19 and 24 years old.

She stated that she had her first pregnancy at 19 and she was still very young and poor at the timeShe aborted her babecause she doesn’t have the resources to take care of the child.

She aborted her second pregnancy at the age of 24 years because the father of her unborn child was toxic and abusive.

The interviewer asked,

“Can you tell us the reasons for taking the decision?

Phyna’s response:

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

While Reacting to the backlash she has been receiving online since she revealed she had aborted twice, she stated that she is an open person.

In Phyna’s words,

“In my family as a whole, we are very openPeople just read meaning to things and say whatever they want, I really do not careI was just laughing at their responses to me because those that know me know me, I am an open bookI actually responded to that woman when she said “I can’t respond to you, you are an abortionist,” and then I said yes that I have committed abortionsIt is fine how people want to see me, I am not ashamed of anything about myselfIf I ever make a mistake, I own up to my mistakesWhen my dad called me about it, he asked why I said something like that, I just said daddy I learnt it from you oo”.

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