You Had Abortions At 19 And 24, And Bought Loudspeaker To Tell Us – BBNaija Princess Slams Phyna
Princess Onyejekwe has criticized BBNaija colleague Phyna for admitting she had two abortions when she was 19 and 24. After confessing to having had two abortions, Phyna, the Big Brother Naija season 7 winner, caused a huge stir online.
The 25-year-old talked about her tweet in which she acknowledged having two abortions in response to a Twitter user who dubbed her an “abortionist” in an interview with Punch.
She said: “In my family as a whole, we are very open. People just read the meaning of 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 to 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 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 by saying;
“You had abortions at 19, and 24 and you bought a loudspeaker to let all of us know. At what age will you learn to keep things private?”, Princess wrote.