Autistic Spectrum Digest (Autism) Issue 8, June 2014 - Page 9

Toni Braxton confesses shame over abortion and that her son’s autism is God’s punishment The famous singer, now aged 46 has two children Denim, 12 and 11-year-old Diezel. This week she revealed that she had a secret abortion before they were born. She decided to terminate the pregnancy before her marriage to now ex husband, Keri Lewis’ in April 2001 as she was taking Accutane, a prescription acne treatment drug that can have serious side-effects for unborn babies. Reaction within the Autism Community was strong. Fans came to Braxton’s defence saying comments were made out of context while others remained upset. Autism Daily Newscast attempted to contact Ms. Braxton but at time of print no response had been received. VIDEO