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Cheryl Wetzstein

Cheryl Wetzstein

Cheryl Wetzstein, a Washington Times staff member since 1985, is manager of special sections in The Washington Times' Advertising and Marketing Department.

Previously, she spent 30 years as a Washington Times news reporter, covering national domestic policy, in addition to being 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

In this Oct. 3, 2009 photo, Tenderfoot Scout Bradley Corr, 11, left, his father Warren Corr, Troop 29 committee member, right, and his grandfather Ted Corr, who is Unit Commissioner with the Forks of the Delaware district of the Minis Trails Council walk along the shore of Stillwater Lake at Boy Scout camp at Camp Minsi in Pocono Summit, Pa. As the Boy Scouts of America heads toward its 100th anniversary in February, its first century adds up to a remarkable saga, full of achievement, complexity and contradiction. On one hand, no other U.S. youth organization has served as many boys, an estimated 112 million over the years. On the other hand, in both the courts and the public arena, the BSA has doggedly defended its right to discriminate, excluding gays and atheists from its ranks, and overriding requests from some local units to soften those policies. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Boy Scouts take another controversial stand: A good scout is a vaccinated scout

Boy Scouts are expected to embody virtues like being trustworthy, kind and obedient, but they are also expected to stay healthy -- which is why national policy urges boys, teens and adults to stay up on their vaccinations. However, due to the current debate on vaccine safety, this longtime health policy has received blowback from some families. Published March 16, 2015

In this photo taken Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, a child holds a book while attending an HIV prevention session entitled "Healthy Choices for a Better Future" to a group comprised of children, adolescents and adults who are either HIV-positive or at high risk of catching HIV due to their circumstances, at a center run by a Kenyan non-governmental organization in the Korogocho slum neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya. AIDS has become the leading cause of death for adolescents in Africa and the second leading cause of death among adolescents globally, global health agencies said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

Pro-life, Catholic groups barking over AIDS program

Two Virginia pro-life organizations say a Catholic international charity has been promoting contraception in a Kenya program — and rebuffing their attempts to get American bishops to intervene. Published March 5, 2015

Comedian and stand-up artist Russell Brand arrives at Amnesty International's Secret Police Ball in New York City in 2012. ** FILE **

Russell Brand's anti-porn video draws kudos

Anti-pornography groups are applauding a video made by comedic actor Russell Brand where he talks — seriously — about his past use of pornography and why he is worried about its social and personal harms. Published March 3, 2015

Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser (Associated Press) ** FILE **

CPAC panel: 'Abortion-centered feminism is dead'

The pro-life political headway gained in 2014 has to be expanded in the next election, pro-life leaders told a standing-room-only session at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Friday. Published February 27, 2015

Love, American style: Adultery and 'polyamory' still no-nos

A 2014 survey of 15,738 Americans finds strong rejection of adultery and homes with multiple live-in sex partners. It also finds that two-thirds of Americans do not see marriage as an "outdated institution," a Texas professor told the Family Research Council Wednesday. Published February 25, 2015

In this Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, file photo, a tablet of flibanserin sits on a brochure for Sprout Pharmaceuticals in the company's Raleigh, N.C., headquarters. The pill has been twice rejected, but Sprout Pharmaceuticals said Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, it is refiling its application for flibanserin, adding new information requested by the Food and Drug Administration about how the pill affects driving ability. (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed, File)

Plan B more likely to end, versus prevent, pregnancy

Pills used to prevent unplanned pregnancies are likelier to end a pregnancy than to stop one, and Catholic hospitals should rethink whether to provide them, say the authors of a scientific review article in a Catholic medical journal. Published February 17, 2015