Alright. Rule number 1: take an at home test ONLY (because of rule 2) Rule number 2: tell no one. Not over text not over phone. No social media. Don’t even tell your best friend. Rule number 3: take a mini vacation to another state. Go under the guise to sightsee or to visit family. Go camping/ fishing/etc. Don’t ever tell anyone anything else Rule number 4: obtain the abortion and DO NOT sign any waivers. If you do not sign any waivers giving consent for even providers to communicate to other providers, you are safe. Rule number 5: look up HIPPA, your information is federally protected. If the one and only person who knows you had an abortion leaks it, THEY will go to prison. Why? Because they violated HIPPA, and unless you ’ve broken the other rules, they’re the only other ones who know.
This is from an anonymous source that I am sharing here.
what is left to say? i once had a dream
about giving birth to a giant spider.
I once had a dream about giving birth
To a thousand eyeballs. I once had a
dream about giving birth, and that was
Terrifying enough. I have never wanted
to become a parent to anything that
can feel the weight of this world. I have
never wanted to give birth to a being
who could also drown in their own
bloody hands. i am seeping eulogy,
and it is staining my underwear like
a confession. I want to exist without
apology or permission. I want to forgive
my own burning body. It was an act
of mercy. It was an act of contrition.
Kate Wilson lives in Salt Lake City, Utah and attends Westminster College. They are the Editor in Chief of Issue 56 of ellipsis… Literature and Art, work as an interview correspondent with Half Mystic Press, and serve as a poetry editor for Rose Quartz Magazine. Three of their poems were selected for the Academy of American Poets Student Poetry Prize and their work can be found with Pressure Gauge Press, The Albion Review, and Parentheses Journal, among others.