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Cheryl Wetzstein

Cheryl Wetzstein

Cheryl Wetzstein covers family and social issues as a national reporter for The Washington Times. She has been a reporter for three decades, working in New York City and Washington, D.C. Since joining The Washington Times in 1985, she has been a features writer, environmental and consumer affairs reporter, and assistant business editor.

Beginning in 1994, Mrs. Wetzstein worked exclusively on welfare and family issues such as child support enforcement, abstinence and sex education, child welfare, sexually transmitted diseases, marriage, divorce, cohabiting and gay marriage.

She has won several newspaper awards, including 1977 Cub Reporter of the Year and 1983 Heart of New York award, both from the New York Press Club.

Articles by Cheryl Wetzstein

Shortly after a restraining order was issued by a California judge on some secretly filmed footage, a fourth video was released Thursday that suggests Planned Parenthood officials are well aware of federal prohibitions on buying and selling fetal parts and are taking steps to avoid looking like they are "you know, selling fetal parts across states." (YouTube.com)

4th Planned Parenthood video shows clinic staff knowingly flouting laws

A California judge's order blocking temporarily the release of some undercover footage targeting Planned Parenthood failed to slow down the pro-life group behind the searing and increasingly graphic videos targeting the family planning and abortion giant. Published July 30, 2015

Attendees of Boy Scouts of America stand in a line for the opening flag ceremony, Monday, May 25, 2015, at Oak Ridge Cemetery, in Bay City, Mich. (Amanda Ray/The Bay City Times via AP)

Boy Scout leaders agree to new policy on gay adults

Leaders of Boy Scouts of America voted -- and ratified -- a proposal to change its adult membership policy to admit gay and lesbian adults as leaders, employees and volunteers. Published July 27, 2015

People opposed to child sex trafficking rally outside of the Washington state Supreme Court on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in Olympia, Wash. The court was hearing a case filed by three victims who say the website Backpage.com helps promote the exploitation of children. (AP Photo/Rachel La Corte)

Backpage.com wins restraining order against Cook County sheriff

Backpage.com was granted a restraining order Friday by a federal judge against an Illinois sheriff, who investigates human sex trafficking and asked major credit-card companies to withdraw from Backpage.com to preserve their brand and reputation. Backpage.com has long accepted paid classifieds for "adult" activities and escort services. Published July 24, 2015

Signs and crosses are seen near a Planned Parenthood location in Aurora, Ill., on Sept. 18, 2007. Some Illinois lawmakers are seeking to require annual inspections for all the state's abortion clinics, more than three years after officials took steps to reinforce the system following a report by The Associated Press that some facilities had gone 15 years without an inspection. (AP Photo/Stacie Freudenberg, File)

Pro-lifers set defund Planned Parenthood rallies

While politicians call for investigations and write legislation defunding Planned Parenthood Federation of America, pro-life groups are planning rallies in more than 50 cities on Tuesday. Published July 24, 2015

Image of Planned Parenthood coverage of the 'baby parts' story on Fox News courtesy of the Media Research Center.

GOP senators call for probe of Planned Parenthood

Twelve Senate Republicans have called for a "full investigation" of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, citing two undercover videos made by a pro-life group. Published July 22, 2015

Illustration on fetal pain by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

Pro-life groups decry sale of aborted fetal body parts

A secretly videotaped business lunch released Tuesday shows a top Planned Parenthood official discussing the buying and selling of body parts of aborted fetuses, prompting national outrage among conservatives and pro-life activists. Published July 14, 2015

Shopping carts are photographed outside the Walmart store in Mayfield Hts., Ohio on Monday, Nov. 14, 2011. Walmart is reporting that the third-quarter profits slipped 2.9 percent and offered a conservative fourth-quarter outlook. But the world's largest retailer announced its first quarterly gain in its U.S. namesake business, reversing a more than two year sales slump. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta/File)

Gay rights group sues Walmart over health insurance

A gay rights group filed a federal class-action lawsuit against Walmart on Tuesday, saying the retail giant discriminated against same-sex married couples by denying them health insurance benefits. Published July 14, 2015