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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Euthanasia’s slope just as slippery in the U.K.

Life | Advocates renew their push for legalized assisted suicide
by Leah Hickman
Posted 8/28/20, 07:09 pm

Doctors diagnosed Nola Leach’s husband, Tony, with Alzheimer’s disease in 2014. He was hospitalized, incontinent, and had lost the use of his legs when he told his wife, “I don’t think I can do this anymore.” The couple living in the U.K. did not have the legal option of euthanasia, and Tony’s feeling of despair soon passed. “That was one fleeting moment,” Nola reflected later.

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New precedent or new ultrasound machine?

Life | Planned Parenthood agrees to comply with law for reasons pro-life advocates say are obvious
by Leah Hickman
Posted 8/24/20, 03:55 pm

Planned Parenthood dropped its lawsuit last week against an Indiana law requiring women seeking an abortion to have an ultrasound at least 18 hours before ending the life of their unborn child. The abortion giant said it abandoned the lawsuit because, according to court documents, its new facility in Fort Wayne recently obtained an ultrasound machine, enabling it to comply.

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The infanticide of Uighur children

Life | China’s population control tactics amount to genocide
by Leah Hickman
Posted 8/21/20, 06:59 pm

Authorities in Xinjiang, China, wanted parents to space out their babies’ births by at least three years and not have more than three children. If the parents did not follow those rules, the babies paid the ultimate price.

Doctors would either forcibly abort the babies that did not fall within the requirements or kill them after birth.

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