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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The unofficial abortion-free state

Life | Missouri’s last abortion facility earns a Pyrrhic victory as women largely choose to go elsewhere
by Leah Hickman
Posted 6/08/20, 04:47 pm

The last abortion center in Missouri won a lengthy courtroom brawl to keep its license even though only a handful of women ended their pregnancies at the facility in the last year. On May 30, the day after the Missouri Administrative Hearing Commission ruled in Planned Parenthood’s favor, Mary Maschmeier with Defenders of the Unborn counted only three cars in the St. Louis facility’s parking lot. She said one of the people at the building was a worker and another was a security guard.

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Battle over sanctuary cities for the unborn cools down

Life | Pro-abortion and pro-life groups each claim to have the upper hand
by Leah Hickman
Posted 6/01/20, 05:03 pm

Pro-life advocates in Texas have declared victory in a battle with pro-abortion groups over a series of local ordinances. The Lilith Fund and the Texas Equal Access Fund, which help women pay for abortions, dropped a lawsuit against the East Texas cities that passed protections for the unborn after local authorities made changes—a move that seems to have satisfied the pro-abortion groups.

“There’s no question that is a win for us,” tweeted the Lilith Fund.

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Photo courtesy Jackie Houchin

Inside the outbreak: Creative coronavirus help

Business | Innovative ways to be good neighbors in a crisis
by Leah Hickman
Posted 5/29/20, 02:02 pm

Despite social distancing, churches across the country are finding ways to help members and attendees spend quality time together during the pandemic. Here are examples of what some churches have done to build community in recent months:

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