Toni Braxton opened up about a secret abortion she had ten years ago when her boyfriend, at that time, Keri Lewis, got her pregnant.
During the course of the pregnancy, she was on a six-month prescription for an anti-acne medication Accutane, which is said to cause serious pregnancy complications.
She revealed all this in her new book Unbreak My Heart: A Memoir. In it, she relates how she would have gone ahead with the abortion anyway. Her decision was basically centered on not letting her lifestyle and career be inconvenienced.
However, she went through so much guilt because she was brought up in a strictly religious home, that didn’t support abortion. Later when her son Diezel was born with autism, she thought it was God punishing her. She even went as far as thinking her lupus diagnosis and her parents’ nasty divorce were all part of God’s punishment on her!