Caroline Kitchener

Washington, D.C.

Reporter covering abortion

Education: Princeton University, BA in History

Caroline Kitchener is a national reporter covering abortion at The Washington Post. She has won several awards for her work, including the 2023 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting and a 2023 duPont-Columbia award. Before joining the national staff, Caroline wrote about women and gender for The Lily. She has also written for the Atlantic, the Guardian, Vox and the Wall Street Journal. Her nonfiction book, "Post Grad: Five Women and Their First Year Out of College," follows the lives of five women in their first year after their college graduation.
Latest from Caroline Kitchener

States where abortion is legal, banned or under threat

More than a dozen states have laws that criminalize abortion when the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Here’s a look at abortion laws by state.

May 26, 2023

Republicans deploy new playbook for abortion bans, citing political backlash

GOP lawmakers in North Carolina and Nebraska are casting new 12-week bans as “mainstream,” while Democrats say they are “cruel and extreme”

May 20, 2023

Appeals court appears likely to restrict access to key abortion pill

The three judges, who have previously restricted abortion, expressed skepticism that the U.S. acted properly when it made mifepristone more easily available.

May 17, 2023

Highlights from court arguments in abortion pill ban appeal

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit heard the full appeal Wednesday of a Texas judge's ruling to block access to the abortion pill mifepristone.

May 17, 2023

North Carolina bans abortion past 12 weeks, overriding governor veto

The state Senate and House voted Tuesday to override the veto, affirming a measure North Carolina Republicans hope can be a model for legislation in other states.

May 16, 2023

Abortion laws triggered dozens of health complications, new report says

Researchers collected 50 examples of pregnancy-related complications where new abortion laws impacted the standard of care

May 16, 2023

N.C. Republicans pass 12-week abortion ban, setting up showdown with governor

The measure would significantly narrow the window for legal abortions. But it is less restrictive than the GOP-backed bans that have ended abortions across much of the South.

May 4, 2023

N.C. Republicans poised to pass 12-week abortion ban after secret negotiations

GOP lawmakers are hoping to exploit a new veto-proof supermajority in a state that has become a critical access point for abortions.

May 3, 2023

Conservative dissenters block abortion limits in Nebraska, South Carolina

The South Carolina bill was stopped by five women, three Republicans and two Democrats. The Nebraska bill went down due to an 80-year-old male Republican.

April 27, 2023

Florida’s conservative chief justice once affirmed abortion protections

In a little-noted legal article in 2004, Carlos Muñiz, then a private attorney and now chief justice, affirmed that abortion rights are protected by the Florida Constitution's privacy clause.

April 27, 2023