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.
Citing concerns about religious freedom, Secretary Alex Azar on Friday proposed striking out key words in a Department of Health and Human Services document that would effectively undue non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ individuals in its programs.
A new report released by the National Center for Health Statistics on Thursday shows that the twin birthrate fell 4 percent from 2014 to 2018, from 33.9 per 1,000 total births to 32.6 per 1,000 total births after years of increases.
“We remain gravely concerned that aggressive efforts to reinterpret international instruments to create a new international right to abortion ... have advanced through some United Nations fora,” Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a letter circulated in advance of the gathering.
The federal government is launching a public awareness campaign discouraging its use among youth and pregnant women — and it's being funded by President Trump, who donated $100,000, or a quarter of his annual salary, to the effort.