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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Trump picks up pro-life effort dropped in Congress

Life | The president’s executive order seeks to protect abortion survivors
by Leah Hickman
Posted 9/28/20, 05:10 pm

President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Friday to shore up protections for babies who survive abortions. The order requires the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to ensure medical centers that receive federal funding give life-saving assistance to all premature and disabled newborns in compliance with existing laws.

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Glimpses of abortion’s divides

Documentary | Divided Hearts of America peers into America’s abortion debate
by Leah Hickman
Posted 9/24/20, 03:01 pm

When is a person a person? Who determines a child’s quality of life? What happens in an abortion procedure? 

Former NFL athlete and current father of seven Benjamin Watson started asking these questions of prominent thinkers last year. Filming for his documentary Divided Hearts of America began in 2019. Even with race issues and social justice taking center stage in 2020, Watson says abortion is the “core issue” at the center of all others. 

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Calling on a fighter to fight

Politics | Most pro-lifers are enthusiastic about President Donald Trump’s record on abortion, but some say he could be—and should be—doing more
by Leah Hickman
Posted 9/23/20, 01:51 pm

Unborn children have never had a stronger defender in the White House,” said President Donald Trump to thousands of pro-lifers filling the National Mall at the annual March for Life in January. To many listening, it didn’t seem like a bold claim. Pro-life leaders and other politicians had been saying the same thing for months, pointing to the pro-life successes of his presidency. Even his speech at the march was historic: He was the first president to speak at the event in person.

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