Leah Hickman

Leah is a WORLD Magazine reporter.

Photo courtesy Jackie Houchin

Inside the outbreak: Creative coronavirus help

Business | Innovative ways to be good neighbors in a crisis
by Leah Hickman
Posted 5/29/20, 02:02 pm

Despite social distancing, churches across the country are finding ways to help members and attendees spend quality time together during the pandemic. Here are examples of what some churches have done to build community in recent months:

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Planned Parenthood’s sneak attacks

Abortion | The abortion giant opens surprise facility in Illinois
by Leah Hickman
Posted 5/25/20, 07:03 pm

Staff at a pro-life pregnancy center in Zion, Ill., found out from a Chicago Tribune report this month Planned Parenthood was opening a new abortion facility in the nearby Chicago suburb of Waukegan. Until then, the pro-lifers had no idea about plans for the new center just 10 minutes away.

“It’s very disappointing … that they put one of these facilities right next door,” said Doug Carlson, president of the board of the Family Resource Center in Zion.

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Maternity homes cautiously reopen

Life | How pro-life ministries adapted to the limits of the quarantine
by Leah Hickman
Posted 5/18/20, 05:46 pm

When the coronavirus crisis hit the United States two months ago, Maggie’s Place, a pro-life maternity home in Cleveland, had to shut down.

“We can’t risk the moms’ safety and the health of the women here,” Regional Director Erin Hathaway said in March, noting that one of her pregnant residents had a history of health issues that made her especially susceptible to COVID-19. “She’s not even leaving her room a lot of the time. It’s debilitating, honestly.”

In the middle of our conversation, Hathaway put me on hold to answer another line.

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