Ariana Eunjung Cha is a national reporter. She has previously served as The Washington Post's bureau chief in Beijing, Shanghai and San Francisco, a correspondent in Baghdad and as a tech reporter based in Washington.
Before becoming a journalist, Ariana worked as a programmer analyst on Wall Street. She has a degree in computer science from Columbia University.
Abortion rights groups expressed alarm at the decision, saying it sets a dangerous precedent at a time when the idea of “fetal rights” — which recognize embryos and fetuses as separate from a woman — is gaining currency in the legislatures and courts.
Civil rights and child welfare groups are fighting back against the efforts, saying they discriminate against LGBTQ individuals and others and create challenges to placing children in safe, happy homes.