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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Polarized Poland

Abortion | Abortion ruling reveals division between traditional Polish values and the country’s progressives
by Leah Hickman
Posted 11/09/20, 05:45 pm

Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators flooded cities across Poland for at least 10 consecutive days after the nation’s Constitutional Tribunal ruled on Oct. 22 that the law protects babies with abnormalities from abortion. Karolina Pawłowska, director of the pro-life Ordo Iuris International Law Center, watched as 3,000-4,000 pro-abortion protesters gathered outside her office building in historic Warsaw. The group of mostly women wearing dark clothing, masks, and the protest’s red lightning bolt symbol yelled vulgar words, and some said the pro-life office should be burned.

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Life and death changes in New Zealand

Death | Hospitals and insurance carriers prepare for “assisted deaths”
by Leah Hickman
Posted 11/09/20, 05:40 pm

Voters last month made New Zealand the seventh country to legalize euthanasia. The official results of the referendum, released last week, show 65 percent voted in favor of the “End of Life Choice Act.” Terminally ill adults with fewer than six months to live will be able to request euthanasia or assisted suicide starting in November 2021.

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Illustration by Raúl Allén

Reaching hearts in crisis

Q&A | Preventing abortions by offering tangible help, compassionate care, and personal challenge
by Leah Hickman
Posted 11/05/20, 04:35 pm

In 1977, when Wanda Kohn was 17, she had an abortion. Later she became a Christian, repented of what she had done, went through training, and began counseling women in an abortion recovery group at the Pregnancy Care Center in Leesburg, Fla. She was WORLD’s 2007 Daniel of the Year honoree, representing the tens of thousands of pro-life counselors, and has directed the Leesburg center for 17 years. Here are edited excerpts of our conversation.

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