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.
White House special assistant Katy Talento, White House strategic communications director Mercedes Schlapp and several members of Congress were among those who attended the event at the Library of Congress.
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.