Leah Hickman

Leah is a WORLD Magazine reporter.

Alliance Defending Freedom

A pro-abortion bridge too far

Life | Trump administration reins in threats to pro-life freedom of conscience
by Leah Hickman
Posted 6/22/20, 03:30 pm

A recently rescinded Obama-era rule that defined “sex” as including gender identity also incorporated a reference to abortion that threatened the conscience rights of healthcare workers like nurse Cathy DeCarlo.

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Getty Images/Photo by Manoocher Deghati/AFP

At-home abortions harm U.K. women

Life | Relaxed standards during the coronavirus pandemic lead to complications
by Leah Hickman
Posted 6/15/20, 04:39 pm

A mother in the United Kingdom illegally used abortion pills to kill her unborn child at 28 weeks of pregnancy. That’s four weeks past the legal cutoff and 18 weeks beyond the recommended gestational limit for drug-induced abortions.

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Associated Press/Photo by Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch (file)

The unofficial abortion-free state

Life | Missouri’s last abortion facility earns a Pyrrhic victory as women largely choose to go elsewhere
by Leah Hickman
Posted 6/08/20, 04:47 pm

The last abortion center in Missouri won a lengthy courtroom brawl to keep its license even though only a handful of women ended their pregnancies at the facility in the last year. On May 30, the day after the Missouri Administrative Hearing Commission ruled in Planned Parenthood’s favor, Mary Maschmeier with Defenders of the Unborn counted only three cars in the St. Louis facility’s parking lot. She said one of the people at the building was a worker and another was a security guard.

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