'Quacks are killing our women': Nigeria's abortion ban pushes women to drastic measures
By Declan Cooley
Posted Fri Feb 9, 2018
Blessing grew up in a dusty but bustling city in Nigeria's forgotten east, but while she was at school and in love with her boyfriend, she fell pregnant.
Somehow Blessing's mother, and the rest of her neighbourhood, found out she was pregnant and tried to insist she marry her boyfriend and keep the baby.
"Knowing full well I couldn't keep the child I took the risk myself to have an abortion on my own," she says.