Big Brother Naija season 7 winner Phyna has revealed further information following her admission of two abortions.
The 25-year-old granted an interview to Punch.
She was questioned about her message in which she acknowledged having two abortions in response to someone labeling her a “abortionist” on Twitter.
In her family as a whole, Phyna stated to the publication, “We are quite open. People simply give things significance and say whatever they want; I couldn’t give a damn. Because I am an open book and everyone who knows me knows that, I was just laughing at their replies to me.”
When the woman remarked, “I can’t respond to you; you are an abortionist,” I honestly said, “Yes, I have performed abortions.” I don’t care how people perceive me; I don’t have anything to be embarrassed of. If I ever commit a mistake, I take responsibility for it. When my father called to ask why I had said such a thing, I just replied, “Dad, I learned that from you oo.”
As for the reasons I use abortion pills, if there were 100 women in Nigeria today, 98 would have had abortions, she stated. So please don’t judge me.
“I was so young, and I had been in a relationship for 12 years. I had my first abortion when I was 19 because I was too young to go home and tell my parents I was pregnant. Additionally, because the two pregnancies were so early—by two to three weeks—I was able to use pills.”
“The second time was when I was 24 and had completed my service. Although I was prepared to keep it, the relationship was becoming toxic. He regularly hit me and verbally abused me. I took it out after telling myself I couldn’t continue like this, and that was how I ended the relationship.”
She said, “Why would I do that? ” when asked if she would consider having an abortion in her current situation. I currently have enough money to take care of ten kids, so why am? In reality, I wouldn’t have had an abortion on my first pregnancy if my parents had been wealthy at the time. We used to just eat once a day, usually in the afternoon. Keeping the child at that time was not an option for me.
It’s a sin in God’s eyes, and I’ve prayed and gone to confession. Being a Catholic, I am aware of God’s atonement. What matters is what God says. I don’t give a damn what people think or say. Although I regret having an abortion, I was unable to change the circumstances.