Ghanaian movie producer and actress, Yvonne Nelson, is trending on social media following some stark revelations in her newly launched book ‘I am Not Yvonne Nelson‘.
The actress revealed she was impregnated by a famous rapper based in Tema who refused to take responsibility for the pregnancy.
Nelson revealed she had to abort the baby because she was not ready to bear a child in 2010.
In Page 93 of the book, Nelson said the decision to abort the pregnancy haunted her for many years, adding that it was one of the biggest mistakes in her life.
“Having an abortion is one of the regrettable mistakes in my life. If the clock of life could be rewound to my younger self, I would keep it. But the benefit of hindsight is sometimes not useful because the lessons learned cannot be retrospective.”
“I don’t know how others who have been through it feel, but my abortion haunted me for many years,” Nelson wrote.
Read excerpts of the book:
“operation did not inspire any hope in me that it would be safe. I was given an injection that was supposed to numb the pain, but I could still feel it. I could feel the screwing inside me. I even thought my entire womb was being removed. Whatever it was, my only prayer was for a successful outcome.”
“From the health facility, I went back to my friend’s hostel. As had happened with my Nov-Dec exams after school, I hoped and prayed that I would be lucky with this second attempt. The pain, again, was intense and I bled profusely. I felt worse because Sarkodie left me to my fate in the most difficult period. He did not call to check up on me or find out how the procedure had gone.”
“Having an abortion is one of the most regrettable mistakes in my life. If the clock of life could be rewound to my younger self, I would keep it. But the benefit of hindsight is sometimes not useful because the lessons learned cannot be applied retrospectively.”
“I don’t know how others who have been through it feel, but my abortion haunted me for years. For instance, whenever I visited the gynaecologist and had to fill out a form, there was a place on the form that asked whether I had had an abortion before. Knowing that it was important to be truthful in my disclosure to health professionals, I had to tick the abortion box. It was not just a tick, but the disclosure of my moment of shame in a judgmental society, sharing a dreaded piece of secret with people whose perception of me might never be the same.”