Kim Henderson

Kim Henderson is a graduate of the WJI Mid-Career Course.

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A disease like no other

Disease | Antibiotics stop symptoms, but a cure for leprosy’s long-standing stigma remains out of reach
by Kim Henderson
Posted 3/12/20, 04:10 pm

Along the Louisiana coastline, fresh water collides with the sea to form brackish bayous, the kind that breed blue crabs the size of a man’s hand and the marsh hens of John J. Audubon prints. But that salty gumbo isn’t the only improbable mix in Louisiana. In January, pro-life Democrat John Bel Edwards began a second term as governor of the red state, and state legislator Katrina Jackson, another Democrat, is helping to defend a pro-life bill she ­authored, the Unsafe Abortion Protection Act, from a challenge at the U.S. Supreme Court.  

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Kim Henderson

Keeping abortions out of Birmingham

Lifestyle | Pro-lifers seek to stall Planned Parenthood construction and build a hopeful, pro-life community
by Kim Henderson
Posted 12/26/18, 08:01 am

The undeveloped lot cornering Birmingham’s First Avenue North and I-65 is empty, save for fast-food wrappers, neglected grass, and a few “No Trespassing” signs.

From a nearby overpass, commuters eying the skyline of Alabama’s Magic City probably wouldn’t notice the lot, but they may soon if proposed construction materializes. Planned Parenthood Southeast has spent $430,600 to secure the spot with the intent to relocate its current Birmingham center to the downtown property.

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States of emergency

Disaster | Amid Michael’s ruin, groups bring relief and hopes of recovery
by Kim Henderson
Posted 10/13/18, 12:34 pm

Even before Hurricane Michael packed its final punch in Virginia, volunteer groups were packing up and heading toward the storm’s wake of destruction.

A 14-foot tandem-axle trailer loaded with chainsaws departed from the X-tended Missions Network in north Mississippi early Friday morning. Dennis Landrum, a director with the group, said his five-man crew will begin clearing trees from yards and roofs in the Albany, Ga., area over the weekend. 

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