A Takoradi-based female Radio/Television presenter, Adalicious Ada has decided to use her personal experience of abortion, to wage a campaign against the practise.
Abortion is gradually becoming a menace among many young women who terminate unwanted pregnancy in a bid to “take control of their life”.
Apart from the risk of losing their lives, women who terminate their unwanted pregnancy stand the risk of suffering bladder injury, bowel injury or failed abortion when an abortionist fails to evacuate the placenta from the uterus.
“I never saw anything wrong with abortion until I aborted my twins. I had always had dreams to have twins but when I got pregnant I thought the pregnancy will stop me from fun , pause my career and was not ready for baby stress. My dad and friends encouraged me to abort the baby but today, I have a lot of regrets. May be I had to experience that to make me understand that abortion is the worst thing that any woman would consider as an option”, Miss Adaeze Onyinyechi Ayoka as she is originally called, told Myjoyonline.com.
Born to Ghanaian mother and Nigerian father in Umuohia of Abia State in Eastern Nigeria, Adalicious Ada minced no words when she said she had regretted taking the decision to abort her pregnancy.
She noted that abortion has psychological effects as well as “it took me a lot of time to time to forgive myself before I could embark on this campaign. I felt a relief when I had to come out and tell people about my experience”.
Ada who hosts the only comic talk show on radio in Takoradi (9ja Vibes) which is presented in the Nigerian “pidgin” on Melody 91.1 Fm, said she is amazed at how some parents and pastors sometimes encourage their children to go in for abortion just to save their name and reputation.
“This to me is so bad. Children are a gift from God and if you don’t want them then you should have sex with a condom or use any contraceptive”, the host of “Sister Talk” on Melody Fm and a panel of the “Sassy Girls Show” on Sky Digital TV said passionately.
She said she was determined to use her influence to discourage young women who see abortion as option from engaging in the practice.
Ada was the first runner-up winner of the Adom Star reality show organised by Adom 106.3 Fm in 2009 and was host of a late night love show (Holy Love on Air) at Holy Fm in Aflao in the Volta region.
She further called for members of the public who wish to join her campaign, to contact her at [email protected]