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Pro-Life vs Pro-Choice: Should Abortion be Legal? Watch a New Episode of ShotOnShotsNG on BN TV

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In the latest episode of ShotsOnShotsNG, the topic up for discussion is whether abortion should be legal.

The web-series focuses on topics affecting millennials and is produced by Banke Bakare.

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14 Comments

  1. Funmi

    September 24, 2018 at 1:32 pm

    At the end of the day, let’s stop policing women’s bodies. Allow them take responsibility for it especially if you cannot help.

  2. IS

    September 24, 2018 at 1:36 pm

    Loved this episode!

  3. Balqis

    September 24, 2018 at 1:48 pm

    This episode was quite tense and it is understandable. I agree that everything is not always Male gender VS Female Gender but can we please leave women to make their own decisions about issues that affect them directly like this one? I’m very much PRO CHOICE

    • John

      September 24, 2018 at 9:00 pm

      No man really give a toss on what women do with their body… Just don’t rope in men to pay for it or force him to pay for a child he doesn’t want himself.

  4. tunmi

    September 24, 2018 at 2:20 pm

    According to Nigerian men on Twitter over the Shola/Wizkid matter, they say yes.

    But any other time they say no.

    Abeg, let’s make it legal.

  5. Nwawulu Gracious

    September 24, 2018 at 4:29 pm

    NO! NO !! NO!!! Abortion is murder and it is a sin. You have no right to take away someone’s life when you still have a life of your own to live. If you are not ready to have a child, it is better not to have one at all than to terminate a pregnancy.

  6. Ijebujesha

    September 24, 2018 at 6:46 pm

    My opinion might not be popular (it’s usually not) but I feel that we should soft-pedal in trying to mimick/domesticate any and every contentious issue in America. We don’t have water (WATER)!!! I am not even talking about electricity, good roads, hospitals, schools, decent jobs and we keep talking about gay rights, feminine rights, Pro life vs Pro-choice etc. Even Presidential aspirants are more quizzed on these ‘imported’ issues than on the real issues we face. It’s very ridiculous and it’s an absolute waste of time and space for a country at our stage of development. Regardless of what the law says, many are doing successful abortions in many hospitals across the country. It is not an expedient issue. Let’s talk about the expedient one- the fact that this structure has to be discontinued and regionalism (with full fiscal powers to the regions and a very weak center) adopted. That way, every region can develop at its own pace and people who think Buhari is the best for them can have him as their own Regional Leader. That is what we should be pondering over. not all these American-wanna be, by fire, by force discussions.

    • John

      September 24, 2018 at 9:01 pm

      Nope,

      Let them continue importing rubbish from the west.

      Last last everyone go dey alright

    • Smh

      September 24, 2018 at 9:02 pm

      Thank you o.
      Nigerians will not face their own issues.

    • Dayo

      September 25, 2018 at 5:41 am

      @ijebuijesha, exactly how is the legality or otherwise of abortion an “American” issue? What next, wait until we have constant electricity before we allow women to inherit property or own land because gender equality before the law is also one of those so-called “American” issues?

    • Dayo

      September 25, 2018 at 5:43 am

      Meant to write:

      *before we discuss allowing women to inherit property and own land in certain parts of the country?*

    • Ovadje

      September 25, 2018 at 7:36 am

      @IJEBU, sorry but I personally don’t give a toss about political sophistry such as “fiscal” federalism because in Nigeria it is NOT a fundamental change but primarily merely a ruse to shift the centers of rent-seeking distribution of monies from the leeches in Abuja to those in a handful of state capitals. Politicians, their girl- and boyfriends, their families, warlords, sundry contractors and such other rent-seekers will get fabulously wealthy while the poor will remain dirt poor and the wealth disparity wider. Frankly, there is no greater MORAL justification to deploy revenues to Asaba or Port Harcourt than to Abuja – since neither has a single oil and gas well between them!

      If we are earnest about change, we should start by repealing the obtuse Land Use Act and let individual communities own and control its land and any resources underneath therein (including but not limited to oil minerals) rather than political criminals in Abuja or the state capitals, and let such communities negotiate directly with privately-owned oil and gas companies (not some state or quasi-state parastatal) for prospecting rights, royalties, land use and rental income, and compensation for any environmental degradation or the ‘taking’ of economic property. In effect, economic wealth should reside within the community that owns the resources from which it is produced and not in some state or regional “capital” arbitrarily created by politicians or the military before them.

      Personally, I believe that the idiotic sophistry of the so-called “restructuring” debates that has suddenly pre-occupied the rapacious elite in Abuja and the regional capitals, only after most of them had heartily ‘served’ (to use the term liberally) and enriched themselves under the same admittedly-tortured Nigerian ‘federal’ system, amounts in reality is little more than an elite fratricide over the sharing of windfall and unearned spoils (which for the most part are prospected for and monetized by foreigners with little indigenous or local contribution, until relatively recently). Accordingly, I heartily challenge to go the whole hog and campaign for full independence for each region, and thereafter we can all continue the in-fighting and fratricide (Ife vs Modakeke, Umuleri vs Aguleri, Andoni vs Ogoni, etc.) within each of our enclaves – reasonably certain to persist after the comedic cosmetic “restructuring”!

    • seriously

      September 26, 2018 at 6:36 pm

      That’s funny but I agree. I found it odd that Falz and leila emphasis was on gay and abortion rights when discussing with the Nigerian presidential aspirants. Then sowore gave history, purpose of planned parenthood and the hosts became lost and nonchalant. Not everything has to be westernised to prove civilization.
      I won’t be surprised if the next topic is, kneeling vs not kneeling during the anthem in Nigeria. Keep in mind, the U.S already have basic necessities, it’s in control of the world hence many frivolous things we discuss at times and topics pertaining to just us.

      My view on abortion, it’s ethically and morally wrong. But sometimes a girl gotta do what she gotta do, and let her deal with her conscience and God. some women use it as contraceptives which is rather irrational. I do believe the government should stay out of it, instead of it been on a federal level, let it be private. I’m totally fine if Trump stopped funding planned parenthood. They can get private funds and they will be just fine.

      And in an African setting, I’m sure several women already do it whether the modern or traditional way.

  7. Oreoluwa Akinnawo

    September 24, 2018 at 10:46 pm

    To be brutally honest, I believe women are the only ones who should be allowed to have a say. I mean, women carry the pregnancy, deal with the complications, and ultimately bear most of the responsibility.

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