toni braxton - unbreak my heart memoit

*Toni Braxton and her new memoir, “Unbreak My Heart,” are back in the news.

This time it’s for what she wrote about her son’s health condition that seems to be receiving the most attention.

Braxton writes that she believes God gave her 11-year-old son, Diezel, autism as punishment for her having an abortion more than a decade ago.

“I was suddenly faced with a choice I’d never thought I’d have to make. Amid my major misgivings about abortion, I eventually made the gut-wrenching decision.

“In my heart, I believed I had taken a life—an action that I thought God might one day punish me for…My initial rage was quickly followed by another strong emotion: guilt. I knew I’d taken a life…I believed God’s payback was to give my son autism.”

In her memoir, Braxton, 46, details her childhood growing up in a strict household, where she claims her homework took a backseat to memorizing 26 scriptures a week and focusing solely on her religious studies.

In her home, it was “Shut your mouth and suppress whatever you feel.”

Braxton also wrote about the controversial debate between vaccines and autism, a topic that other celebs like Jenny McCarthy have been vocal about for years.

“Maybe it’s just a coincidence that after my son’s first MMR vaccine, I began to notice changes in him,” she said, explaining that Diezel wasn’t communicating with others the way he had before she brought him to the hospital.