Princess Onyejekwe of Big Brother Naija has slammed her colleague Phyna for revealing she had two abortions at the ages of 19 and 24.
Phyna, the Big Brother Naija season 7 winner, revealed more details after admitting to having two abortions.
In an interview with Punch, the 25-year-old discussed her tweet in which she responded to a Twitter user who called her a “abortionist” by admitting she had two abortions.
She said: “In my family as a whole, we are very open. People just read meaning to things and say whatever they want, I really do not care. I was just laughing at their responses to me because those that know me know me, I am an open book.
“I 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 abortions. It is fine how people want to see me, I am not ashamed of anything about myself. If I ever make a mistake, I own up to my mistakes. When my dad called me about it, he asked why I said something like that, I just said ‘daddy I learnt it from you oo’.”
She continued: “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 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.”
Asked if she would consider an abortion in her current state, she said: “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.”
Reacting to this, Princess took to her social media page to slam Phyna.
“You had abortions at 19, and 24 and you bought loudspeaker to let all of us know. At what age will you learn to keep things private?”, Princess wrote.
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