Leah Hickman

Leah is a reporter for WORLD Magazine and WORLD Digital. She is a World Journalism Institute and Hillsdale College graduate. Leah resides in Cleveland, Ohio. Follow her on Twitter @leahmhickman.

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Life for Tinslee Lewis

Life | The Supreme Court weighs in on case of a child on life support
by Leah Hickman
Posted 1/14/21, 06:32 pm

The Supreme Court on Monday rejected Cook Children’s Medical Center’s request to remove a child from life support against her mother’s wishes. The case returns to a lower court, where Tinslee Lewis’ supporters at Texas Right to Life expect the court to allow the child to keep living.

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Portrait Innovations

Sit-ins and statutes

Law | Closed doors on early pro-life efforts led activist Sam Lee to craft legislation that supports women in crisis pregnancies
by Leah Hickman
Posted 1/14/21, 04:25 pm

Sam Lee was sitting in a doorway when he met Roberta, a white girl in her early 20s with glasses and long brown hair. She couldn’t get past him, and that was his goal. It was around 1980, and in those early years of the pro-life sit-in movement, Lee was experienced in using his body to barricade abortion facility entrances. He was 23 and had been doing it since 1978. 

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Pro-life progression

Lifestyle | Q&As with pro-life leaders: The politically diverse pro-life movement in the 1970s, and the racially and ethnically diverse movement now
by Leah Hickman
Posted 1/14/21, 04:20 pm

John Cavanaugh-O’Keefe co-founded in 1977 the Pro-Life Nonviolent Action Project and was arrested more than 20 times at sit-ins. In recent years he’s concentrated on supporting immigrants and opposing racism. My questions and Cavanaugh-O’Keefe’s answers follow.

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