Braxton writes about her 11-year-old son Diezel health condition which she believes God gave him autism as punishment for her having an abortion more than a decade ago.
Braxton said, “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, talked about growing up in a strict household, where she said her homework took a backseat to memorizing 26 scriptures a week and focusing solely on her religious studies. Braxton also wrote about the controversial debate between vaccines and autism.
She said,“Maybe it’s just a coincidence that after my son’s first MMR vaccine, I began to notice changes in him. Diezel wasn’t communicating with others the way he had before she brought him to the hospital”.