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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Planned Parenthood’s inescapable history

Abortion | The racism of its founder still taints the abortion giant despite token efforts
by Leah Hickman
Posted 7/27/20, 03:13 pm

When Abby Johnson began working for a Planned Parenthood facility in Bryan, Texas, in the early 2000s, talk of the racist worldview of the organization’s founder, Margaret Sanger, sometimes came up in conversations among employees. But, looking back, she said most of the comments were dismissive.

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Requests to online abortion pill mill go up

Abortion | Study finds more women calling groups like Aid Access during pandemic
by Leah Hickman
Posted 7/24/20, 05:10 pm

A Dutch website that illegally sells the abortion pill to women in the United States saw a 27 percent increase in requests between March 20 and April 11, according to a recent study from the University of Texas. The study said the website normally would receive 2,638 requests in that timeframe but instead had 3,343.

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Unsupervised pandemic abortions

Abortion | A recent ruling puts pregnant women at a higher risk of complications
by Leah Hickman
Posted 7/17/20, 05:29 pm

A federal judge ruled on Monday that women can obtain abortion pills during the coronavirus pandemic without going to a medical facility. Under the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s previous rules, women seeking chemically induced abortions had to visit healthcare providers and take the first pill under supervision.

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