Toni Braxton Thought Son's Autism Was God's Punishment For Abortion

Chit-Chatter: Toni Braxton Says She Thought God Gave Her Son Autism As Punishment For Her Abortion

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Sounds like Toni is really telling it ALL in this new book…

Toni Braxton Says She Thought Son’s Autism Was God’s Punishment For Her Abortion

Veteran songstress Toni Braxton has been opening up about a few personal life experiences lately while making media rounds to promote her new book titled “Unbreak My Heart,” and she made a deeply personal admission about how she believed her decision to have an abortion was connected to her youngest son being born with Autism.

via AOL News

ET’s Nancy O’Dell sat down with the R&B singer to discuss that decision, as well as her past financial problems and one of her son’s autism.

“I never thought I would have to do that,” the 46-year-old Braxton recalls about her decision to terminate her pregnancy. At the time, she was on the heavy-duty acne drug Accutane — which carries some serious side effects for fetuses — but she also said other factors came into play. In 1998, she was forced to file for bankruptcy for the first time.

“I felt selfish because I was thinking, I’m going through bankruptcy — there’s things going on with my life and I can’t give this kid any future. I was feeling hopeless for no reason, when I look at it now for no reason, what was I thinking?”

She added: “I am not really embarrassed about it, I am more ashamed of myself for doing that because I could’ve figured something out financially — that was just an excuse I was making for myself.”

When asked whether she still deals with the guilt today, Braxton responded, “I often tell myself I have three kids. I have two boys, but I often have to tell myself I have two kids. But in my head I feel like I have three kids.

She also spoke about learning that her now 11-year-old son Diezel was diagnosed with autism. “I thought it was because of the abortion, God was punishing me,” she revealed. “And it took a long time for me to get past that.”

Sounds like Toni is really telling it all in this book, riiiight? Do you think God punishes women who have abortions?

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