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Leah M. Willingham

@LeahMWillingham

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Covering the wild, wonderful state of West Virginia for @AP . Past reporting in NH, MS, MA. I once jumped out of a plane for a story.

Charleston, WV
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Leah M. Willingham
a month ago
The clinic staff spent Friday canceling the appointments of 60-70 patients scheduled for abortions in the coming weeks. “Some patients broke down and could not speak through their sobbing. Some patients were stunned and didn't know what to say. Some patients did not understand.”
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Leah M. Willingham
a month ago
The only abortion clinic in West Virginia is no longer performing abortions, as of today. “Roe has never been enough, but in states like West Virginia, it was the only thing protecting abortion access,” executive director Katie Quinonez said.
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Amelia Knisely
6 hours ago
Capito is one is the 35. West Virginia has the highest rate of diabetes in the country.
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Steven Sloan
3 days ago
CHAVIES, Ky. (AP) — Angel Campbell should have been sitting in her usual chair in her grandmother’s living room this week, looking through her old photo albums and eating her favorite soup beans. Now the living room is gone, and so is her grandmother.
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Steven Allen Adams
2 days ago
“‘West Virginia tried it, and they stepped back from the ledge. Kansas tried it, and the voters resoundingly rejected it,’ State Representative Justin Moed, a Democrat from Indianapolis, said on the House floor before voting against the bill.”
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Leah M. Willingham
2 days ago
“The way she had to leave this earth just shatters me,” she said. “It just feels so cruel.”
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Leah M. Willingham
2 days ago
My latest for @AP : Angel Campbell should have been sitting in her usual chair in her grandmother’s living room this week, looking through her old photo albums and eating her favorite soup beans. Now the living room is gone, and so is her grandmother.
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The Associated Press
2 days ago
Eastern Kentucky has been engaged for days now in the slow, grim task of recovering and burying the dead. “I was retrieving people from scenes that I had known since I was a child or I had seen that person grow up,” said coroner Corey Watson. “It’s hard.”
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Leah M. Willingham
2 days ago
My latest for @AP : Angel Campbell should have been sitting in her usual chair in her grandmother’s living room this week, looking through her old photo albums and eating her favorite soup beans. Now the living room is gone, and so is her grandmother.
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@caitycoyne
Caity
11 days ago
I was considering yesterday what Sen. Azinger would possibly say on abortion today but…… even in my wildest dreams I did not think it’d be *a prayer thanking God for not being aborted*
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Leah M. Willingham
11 days ago
NEW: West Virginia's Republican-dominated House of Delegates passed a sweeping abortion ban Wednesday that makes providing the procedure a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison.
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Leah M. Willingham
12 days ago
“We’re never going to have to deal with this because we’re incredibly privileged people,” Del. Kayla Young said. “We are making decisions about other people & we shouldn’t do that. If it’s your religious belief, your moral belief, that’s great for you. But get it away from me.”
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Leah M. Willingham
12 days ago
My latest for @AP : West Virginia abortion ban advances without rape, incest exceptions
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Leah M. Willingham
13 days ago
A week after a Charleston judge barred West Virginia from enforcing an abortion ban law dating to the 19th century, lawmakers in the state's Republican majority hurried to advance similar legislation that would criminalize abortion with few exceptions.
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John Raby
14 days ago
West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice calls on lawmakers to 'modernize' abortion (from @LeahMWillingham ) law https://apnews.com/article/abortion-us-supreme-court-health-charleston-85f2d9e8cebf5c7bb9b197df5286dfc8
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