My name is Lauren Kretzer, and I am honored to be the
Regional Coordinator for Silent No More in the Philadelphia area.
Originally from Brooklyn, New York, I spent a lot of my
young adult years in Greenwich Village in Manhattan. Sadly, I had my first abortion as a
teenager. Instead of seeing that as a
wakeup call, I stuffed my feelings of guilt and grief by living a lifestyle of
partying and one night stands which led to my second abortion.
It was only recently that all the feelings of grief and
guilt over what I had done started to come to the surface. I thought I was very alone and going crazy
because no one ever talked about it. I
suffered in silence until one day I heard the testimony of a woman just like me
on the radio. That one interview changed
Since then I learned that there are many others out there
who need to hear that they are not alone or crazy. I learned that my abortions not only affected
me but also my friends, my family, and even the man I would marry.
If you or someone you know has been touched by an abortion,
please don’t hesitate to contact me.
There is relief.