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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Inside the outbreak: Disaster medicine

Life | How doctors are preparing for the unthinkable
by Leah Hickman
Posted 3/16/20, 03:47 pm

Reports that hospitals in Italy have had to ration medical care amid the worst COVID-19 outbreak in Europe have people around the world wondering: What if we run out of doctors or medicine? Who gets cared for, who is left to die, and who decides?

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Not in Texas anymore

Life | Louisiana’s Supreme Court case could stand where others fell
by Leah Hickman
Posted 3/09/20, 04:31 pm

People on both sides of the abortion debate rallied outside the U.S. Supreme Court on the first Wednesday of this month, much as they did on the first Wednesday of March four years ago. Joe Pojman from the Texas Alliance for Life attended both rallies and said they had striking similarities. Both happened on clear mornings the day after Super Tuesday primaries in presidential election years. And both times, the Supreme Court heard lawsuits over whether abortionists must have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals.

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Shaking precedent

Abortion | Supreme Court case pits women’s health against abortionists’ business
by Leah Hickman
Posted 3/06/20, 09:57 am

Since the United States Supreme Court's 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, only seven of the 31 abortion cases to come before the high court had women as plaintiffs. All other plaintiffs have either been abortionists or abortion businesses.

The Louisiana abortion case the Supreme Court heard Wednesday, June Medical Services v. Russo, keeps in line with the trend.

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