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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

A June 10, 2015, file photo shows Ashley Madison's Korean website on a computer screen in Seoul, South Korea. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man/ File)

Ashley Madison fallout turns to betrayed spouses

Leaked data about millions of subscribers to the "married-but-dating" site, Ashley Madison.com, has prompted warnings about pornography use and sex addiction, as well as hope for post-adultery recovery for marriages. Published August 26, 2015

Erica Canaut, center, cheers as she and other anti-abortion activists rally on the steps of the Texas Capitol to condemn the use in medical research of tissue samples obtained from aborted fetuses, Tuesday, July 28, 2015, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) ** FILE **

Planned Parenthood videos spur 200 rallies nationwide to defund abortion provider

Spurred by a series of undercover videos exposing the harvesting and distribution of post-abortive fetal body parts, pro-life activists are organizing more than 200 rallies at Planned Parenthood clinics and a coast-to-coast effort to reach members of Congress at their home offices this week. Published August 16, 2015

President Barack Obama speaks at the 2013 Planned Parenthood National Conference in Washington on Friday, April 26, 2013. Obama, who supports abortion rights, became the first sitting president to make an in-person address to Planned Parenthood, vowing to help fight against state abortion restrictions that he said are designed to "turn back the clock to policies more suited to the 1950s than the 21st century." (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak/File)

Obama urged to re-interpret Helms amendment for foreign abortions

Some 81 House Democrats have urged President Obama to tell agencies that the Helms amendment does not ban all U.S. foreign aid-related abortions, but permits those in cases of rape, incest and when the life of the mother is endangered. Published August 12, 2015

Pope Francis asks how parents can educate children in Christian life "if we keep them at a distance  as if they were excommunicated." (Associated Press)

Pope Francis calls for acceptance of divorced, remarried Catholics

Pope Francis perked up ears again Wednesday when he advised church leadership to do more to "take care" of and have "open doors" for Catholics whose marriages have failed, prompting the latest round of speculation -- both hopeful and worrying -- that he may loosen the church's ancient rules on divorce and remarriage. Published August 5, 2015

In this May 24, 2012 photo, Texas Republican primary candidate for the U.S. Senate Craig James makes a point during a press conference in Houston. Also vying for the party's nomination are Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, ex-Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert and Ted Cruz. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan/File)

Craig James, ex-Patriot, claims religious bias

A conservative legal defense firm Monday filed a religious discrimination lawsuit against Fox Sports on behalf of former professional football player and broadcaster Craig James. Published August 3, 2015

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