‘American Idol’ winner tells court she had abortion before suicide attempt
“American Idol” winner Fantasia Barrino said in court Monday she had an abortion around the same time as her suicide attempt three months ago, entertainment news website RadarOnline reported. Barrino was appearing at Mecklenburg County Court, N.C. at her ex-lover Antwaun Cook’s divorce proceedings from his wife Paula Cook. The 26-year-old singer said she had gotten pregnant by Antwaun Cook and had chosen to terminate the pregnancy. On August 9, she was admitted to Mercy South Hospital in Pineville, N.C. after swallowing a bottle of Aspirin and a sleep aid in a suicide attempt.
This is another tragic example of the strong link between abortion and suicide. Studies have shown that there is strong evidence that abortion dramatically increases the risk of suicide. For full information on the abortion-suicide connection, go here and here.