Toni Braxton is indeed a strong and amazing woman.
She’s opened up about one of the most personal, private things in her life.
She had a secret abortion.
Toni revealed that ten years ago, her then boyfriend Keri Lewis got her pregnant.
She was also in the middle of a six-month prescription for anti-acne medication Accutane, which can cause serious pregnancy complications.
So she terminated the pregnancy.
It’s amazing how honest she got in her new book Unbreak My Heart: A Memoir. She was forced to have an abortion, but admits that even if she hadn’t been on the medication she would have made the same decision — chalking it up to convenience. However, the sultry singer was raised in an extremely religious home and was wracked with guilt for weeks following the procedure.
Afterwards, she’s dealt with so much guilt. She was raised in a strictly religious home, that def didn’t support abortion. Then, when her son Diezel was born with autism, she thought she was being punished by God. She even thinks her lupus diagnosis and her parents’ messy divorce are all part of God’s payback!
That’s so terrible! She needs to know that sometimes bad things happen and there’s no need to feel guilty.
We’re so glad she’s able to speak openly about these things so she can give strength to other women, possibly struggling with the same decisions.
The “Breathe Again” singer also implies that she thinks vaccines caused her son’s condition.
“Maybe it’s just a coincidence that after my son’s first MMR vaccine, I began to notice changes in him,” she wrote, noting that after that he wasn’t responsive to affection or as high-spirited as he was before the vaccine.