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Toni Braxton: abortion made me sad way too long

Posted in Abortion Regret, Hollywood with tags , , , , , on January 31, 2016 by saynsumthn

In an interview with Toni Braxton the singer/actress talked briefly to Insider about her abortion, telling them the abortion made her sad and she had to forgive herself for having it.

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The seven-time Grammy winner was speaking with Insider about the Lifetime movie she produced about her own life, “Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart,” when she was asked about the biggest thing she had to forgive herself for.

Her response was as follows:

    “I had to forgive myself for the abortion. Here it is years later and I had to forgive myself for that moment. And, it stunned me and it almost corrupt my energy and made it – I’m not going to say less positive- it just made it sad way too long.”

The abortion lobby likes to try and convince their constituents that women do not regret abortion. Sadly, the longer women buy into this lie, the longer their pain lingers. Women who have had abortions and are now pro-life will tell you that as Braxton admits, there is a pain associated with the loss of a child through abortion.

Tragically, in her memoir “Unbreak My Heart Braxton implies that she had the abortion in part because the pregnancy was inconvenient.

Braxton BookAs was previously reported on Live Action News, Braxton suffered from great guilt after her abortion and years later when her son was diagnosed with autism her guilt intensified.

She writes:

    “I thought it was because of the abortion, God was punishing me.”

    “I have sometimes wondered whether God was punishing me for the abortion I had years ago by allowing my son to have autism. Or by giving me so many health issues.”

Live Action News writer, Christina Marie Bennett addressed the issue of abortion regret when she wrote this in a previous piece:

“In reality, we know abortion isn’t just a emotionally painless, all around feel good decision. If that was the case, post abortion groups like Rachel’s Vineyard, Silent No More Awareness, and Forgiven & Set Free (all of which you can find online) wouldn’t exist.”

Post abortive pro-life activist Michele Herzog has been outspoken about what women who have abortions really feel, “Women know that there is a child growing inside a womb, the after-effects of abortion are truly destroying and devastating our society.

Years after her abortion, Braxton now describes herself as on her Facebook page as “Mother First!”

Toni Braxton talks about abortion of convenience calls her decision selfish

Posted in Abortion Regret, Hollywood with tags , , on May 20, 2014 by saynsumthn

Toni Braxton says abortion was selfish- she feels ashamed-she still deals with the psychological impact of her decision.

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According to the interview that she gave to ET, Toni claims that more than 10 years ago, she discovered she was pregnant by her then-boyfriend, soon to be husband Keri Lewis. (Of R&B band Mint Condition) Toni says she was in the middle of a six-month prescription of Accutane, which is a heavy-duty prescription acne treatment that can produce devastating side effects for fetuses.

She made the decision to terminate the pregnancy, as a result of this but in her new memoir “Unbreak My Heart“, she admits that even if she hadn’t been on the medication, she would’ve made the same decision. According to Braxton, her reasons had more to do with convenience than fear her baby would be abnormal.

“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?

“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.”

Years later, when her second son Diezel was diagnosed with autism, she felt a tremendous sense of guilt.

“Is God punishing me for that abortion?” she wrote. Braxton added she realized her thoughts may sound strange to some, but she couldn’t help believing that this was, “God’s payback to give my son autism.” She also began questioning whether her health troubles (she has lupus) and her parents’ messy divorce were the result of the abortion.

Toni claims she still deals with the psychological impact of her decision.

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 explained.