Toni Braxton reveals secret abortion


    Toni Braxton has brought a huge secret from her past to light in her new memoir, Unbreak My Heart.

    Toni was almost a mother of three.

    The “Braxton Family Values” star revealed in her new book that she had an abortion more than 10 years ago before she and Keri Lewis got married. She discovered that she was expecting a child after she’d been taking Accutane for a few months. The prescription medication is a powerful acne treatment that can cause drastic birth defects.

    After considering the possible side effects, she told “Entertainment Tonight” that she decided to get an abortion. Although she’s still ashamed of her decision, Toni said she probably would have terminated the pregnancy even if she had not been on Accutane at the time.

    When her oldest son Diezel was diagnosed with autism, she wondered “Is God punishing me for that abortion?”

    Toni added for emphasis, “[I] believed that God’s payback was to give my son autism.”

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