Tag: abortion

Ado AminuOctober 21, 2021

Benin’s parliament votes to legalise abortion | 5 Things That Should Matter Today

Across the African continent, these are the 5 stories you may have missed out on: Benin’s parliament votes to legalise ...

Ado AminuMarch 26, 2021

#HerStory Series: “I am trapped in a loop of pain” – 34-year-old Samirah shares how she was forced to marry her rapist

Nigeria declared a state of emergency on sexual and gender-based violence last year following the rape and murder of 22-year-old ...

Ado AminuNovember 25, 2020

Duchess of Sussex opening up about her miscarriage could be the license women need to tell their stories

Women have consistently held back from sharing their stories of loss and grief for fear that it will come off ...

Michael IsaacMay 12, 2020

Some of our take-outs on the trending ‘Kunle and 28 abortions story’

Nigeria Twitter is not just more than a platform to rant and banter on social issues and the likes. It ...

Mazi EmekaSeptember 12, 2018

“It was a bad experience” – Emeka Nwankwo explores the struggle to get a safe abortion in Nigeria

Editor’s Note: When Emeka Nwankwo approached us with his investigation into abortions in Lagos, he expressed some worry that as ...

Adegbite AdedotunOctober 6, 2017

Top GOP lawmaker resigns over abortion scandal

In a latest development, embattled lawmaker, Rep. Tim Murphy, an ally of Speaker Paul Ryan, has rescinded his earlier decision ...

EditorOctober 6, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog] Abortions that kill and the laws that enable them

A new study published in the scientific journal, “The Lancet” has just revealed that about 50% of all abortions performed across ...

EditorAugust 23, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog] Finally, Chile has cleared the path for easing strict abortion laws

Anyone who has been following abortion rights laws in the world knows about the complicated story of the Chilean government ...

EditorAugust 14, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog] Nigeria’s archaic abortion laws need to go, like yesterday

It isn’t news that the average Nigerian has no idea what the Nigerian Constitution says about the most basic laws ...

EditorJuly 13, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog] Give us safe abortions or just sentence us to death already

A 21-year-old girl died in the most horrible of ways, alone and in silence. She was a student of the ...

ItunuoluwaApril 4, 2017

Trump to end support for UN Population Fund over abortions

by Itunuoluwa Adebo Officials in Washington said the US government plans to stop funding the United Nations Population Fund because ...

Op-ed EditorMarch 21, 2017

Opinion: Male child preference and the evil of gender-selective abortions

by Nimi Princewill Top of the wish list of most ‘expecting’ first-time mums, as required or demanded by their husbands, ...

Op-ed EditorFebruary 17, 2017

Opinion: Isn’t it about time we legalized abortion in Nigeria?

by Obinna Nnewuihe I had barely found time to catch what was less than a 2-hour nap when I was ...

Op-ed EditorFebruary 3, 2017

Nene Henshaw: What would make you still consider a relationship after four abortions? [NEXT]

Someone asked me once, “how do you measure your self-worth?” Few days ago, I ran into a primary school classmate ...

RoqeebahJanuary 26, 2017

How is Trump gradually turning America anti-abortionist?

It’s been a rough honeymoon week for America and it’s not even over yet. Just a day after the inauguration ...

Oludolapo AdelanaNovember 29, 2016

Teenager arraigned for giving abortion drugs to teenage girlfriend

A teenager Olamilekan Yusuf, was on Tuesday arraigned before an Apapa Magistrates’ Court for allegedly procuring abortion drugs for his 14-year-old ...

Mazi EmekaApril 8, 2016

Pope Francis says the Church should embrace gays, lesbians and divorcees

Pope Francis in his yearly exhortations has called on catholic clergy and lay faithful to be more lenient in their ...

Ada IgboanugoSeptember 2, 2015

Pope changes Catholic rule on abortion

Women who have suffered abortion in the past and present can now breathe a sigh of relief if they had ...

Ada IgboanugoJune 5, 2015

15-year-old dies aborting 5-month pregnancy

20-year-old Sodiq Sulaimon, yesterday appeared before an Ikeja High Court for allegedly procuring abortion for his 15-year-old lover who died ...

Kolapo OlapojuMay 26, 2015

Don’t abort pregnancy of Boko Haram victims – Catholic Bishops warn

by Damilola Jagun The Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria, are opposed to the termination of the pregnancies of some of the female ...

Op-Ed EditorOctober 28, 2014

Opinion: The Rochas Okorocha you don’t know is inept and incompetent

by Kenneth Uwadi Since May 29th, 2011, Imo State and her people have been witnessing ‘ Abracadabra’ in governance, lawlessness, ...

Kolapo OlapojuSeptember 29, 2014

“Abortion is against God’s word” – Pastor Adeboye’s aide tells congregation

by Kolapo Olapoju An aide of Pastor Enoch Adeboye, General-overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Johnson Odesola ...

July 25, 2014

Emmanuel Chidiogo: Why you should not go to school (30 Days, 30 Voices)

by Emmanuel Chidiogo     ”In this day and age, it’s what you do with your knowledge that stands out; ...

May 12, 2014

Kenneth Uwadi: 26 reasons why Imo Speaker, Benjamin Uwajumogu should be impeached

by Kenneth Uwadi He made a  law legalizing abortion in Imo State. Imo State  of Nigeria is hyped as being ...

April 5, 2014

Right or wrong? Senegalese law bars 10-year-old rape victim from aborting twins

by Zara Mustapha It was a lost battle for the human rights campaigners in  Senegal in a bid to secure ...

March 3, 2014

‘Women are allowed to abort children conceived through rape,’ says Pastor Chris Oyakhilome (READ)

by Oge Okonkwo I’m sure a lot of people will not agree with Pastor Chris Oyakhilome’s latest sermon concerning abortion. ...

February 19, 2014

Horrific: Aborted baby found in bathroom at female university hostel (GRAPHIC IMAGE)

by ‘Jola Sotubo A gruesome sight was said to have greeted residents of a female university hostel after the remains ...

February 15, 2014

Man imprisoned for impregnating his daughter and forcing her to abort

by ‘Jola Sotubo A businessman in Lagos has been arrested and charged to court after it was alleged that he ...

February 13, 2014

23 women die after drinking herbalist’s concoction to abort pregnancies

by Oge Okonkwo About 23 young women who had sought to terminate unwanted pregnancies have reportedly died after drinking a herbal ...

December 4, 2013

Dad from hell: Man arrested for impregnating his daughter in Edo, forced her to abort twice

by Adeola Balogun Operatives of the police command in Edo have apprehended a  man on suspicion of incest. Augustine Obodeke ...

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