Winner of the 2022 Big Brother Naija (BBN) reality TV show, Ijeoma Otabor, popularly known as Phyna, has opened up about her past abortions.
Newsbreak.ng reports that speaking in a recent interview with Punch, the 25-year-old shed light on her recent revelation/admission of two abortions.
“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 said.
Asked to give reasons for taking the decision, Phyna replied: “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.”
Meanwhile, the actress added that if she gets pregnant at this time, she would keep it because “the way I am now, I have money to take care of 10 children”.