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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Last-minute pro-life push

Life | The Trump administration further restricts overseas abortion funding
by Leah Hickman
Posted 9/21/20, 12:36 pm

President Donald Trump began purging foreign assistance for abortions during his first week in office in 2016. He reinstated the Mexico City policy, which says recipients of about $600 million in international family planning funds cannot refer for or perform abortions. Then he expanded the rule to include all global health assistance by U.S. government departments and agencies, worth $9 billion in grants and cooperative agreements.

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Supreme Court to rule on DIY chemical abortions

Abortion | The U.S. government appeals a ruling that leaves babies and women unprotected
by Leah Hickman
Posted 9/14/20, 12:48 pm

The Supreme Court could rule soon on whether abortionists can prescribe chemical abortion pills during the coronavirus pandemic without a medical provider watching over a woman as she takes them. The Department of Justice filed an emergency motion in August asking the Supreme Court to reinstate safety regulations for the distribution of mifepristone, the first drug in the abortion pill regimen.

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Downright discrimination

Life | New prenatal screening methods in the U.K. threaten babies with Down syndrome
by Leah Hickman
Posted 9/11/20, 05:39 pm

Ever since free prenatal screening for Down syndrome began in Denmark in 2004, the number of babies with the condition has dropped, with only 18 born last year, according to a new report from the Danish Cytogenetic Central Registry. The Danish National Board of Health said 95 percent of parents who discover a chromosomal abnormality like Down syndrome in their unborn baby choose to abort the child.

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