Leah Hickman

Leah is a WORLD Magazine reporter.

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Pro-life setbacks

Abortion | Virginia Democrats move to undo decades of effort to protect the unborn
by Leah Hickman
Posted 2/03/20, 06:11 pm

In a beige room across the street from the Virginia Capitol in Richmond on Jan. 23, the Senate Education and Health Committee considered legislation that would end some of the state’s protections for the unborn. Under the bill, the state would no longer require that women obtain an ultrasound or wait 24 hours before getting an abortion.

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Following a script

News analysis | The impeachment process unfolded amid more surprising news
by Leah Hickman
Posted 1/30/20, 12:36 pm

According to a 2017 Stanford University study, the average American walks about 4,774 steps daily. That’s fewer than people in China walk—6,189 steps per day—but it still means the 330 million Americans collectively take around 1.6 trillion steps a day. Some are productive, some are playful, and some are merely ceremonial. 

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The new rescuers

Abortion | Pro-lifers reinvent the abortion center sit-in
by Leah Hickman
Posted 1/27/20, 06:08 pm

At 11 a.m. on Jan. 18, five pro-life activists entered the Options for Women abortion center in Plainfield, N.J. They talked to the women in the waiting room and handed out roses with printed information about local pro-life pregnancy centers tied to the stems. Police arrived and told the activists to leave, but four of them chose to remain in the facility. Officers arrested them about an hour later.

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