“A List of Fears” by River Adams

Issue 18 / Summer 2019 / Abortion Ban Protest Special Issue   I have never been asked, but I know people wonder if all adopted children have a fear of abandonment, if we are all just longing to be loved wherever we can find it. The thing is that I know that I am...

“Damn the Diaphragms” by Kylie Johnson

Issue 18 / Summer 2019 / Abortion Ban Protest Special Issue   Almost every woman I know remotely or intimately has had at least one, if not multiple, abortions. I’m in the “two” category. Damn those diaphragms. The first was November 1984, just eight months after...

“On Storms, Choice, and Motherhood” by S. Jordan

Issue 18 / Summer 2019 / Abortion Ban Protest Special Issue   The night I went into labor, a week early, I drove myself to the hospital, down streets devoid of people, thinking it was a false alarm. My son arrived with two whorls of hair atop his head, like twin...

“Before and After” by Stephanie Vessely

Issue 18 / Summer 2019 / Abortion Ban Protest Special Issue   This morning I was scrolling through my Timehop feed and came across a photo from 2008. Timehop is an application that sifts through old photos and social media posts, and then shares with you what you...