A popular Nigerian feminist, Ozzy Etomi, has opined that the practice of churches testing brides for pregnancy before they join them in holy matrimony with their partners is barbaric and pointless.
Ozzy, who shared her thoughts online after a Twitter user shared the predicament her friend is currently in after discovering she’s pregnant just weeks before her wedding, maintained that the practice is intrusive and sexist.
According to the Twitter user, the friend is considering having an abortion because her church will not agree to wed her and her man due to the pregnancy.
“My friend who’s supposed to get married next month, just found out she’s pregnant. She’s thinking of an abortion because if the church finds out, they won’t wed her. They are both confused (the groom is a youth leader in church).” The tweet read.
However, in Ozzy’s opinion, churches testing brides for pregnancy is not only barbaric but extremely foolish.
“Churches testing brides for pregnancy is not only barbaric and extremely foolish, its pointless. Couples who are sexually active can be wed, a man with 5 women pregnant outside can be wed, a woman who aborts the baby & passes the test can be wed. Its intrusive and sexist.” She tweeted.
See her post below,