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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

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

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 It also finds that two-thirds of Americans do not see marriage as an "outdated institution," a Texas professor told the Family Research Council Wednesday.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

FILE - 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

Dakota Johnson (left) and Jamie Dornan appear in a scene from "Fifty Shades of Grey." U.S. Catholic bishops have circulated a letter condemning the movie as a "destructive" message of abuse that mocks such ideals as fidelity and marital commitment. (Associated Press)

'Fifty Shades of Grey' pushes kinky sex into mainstream, infuriates family groups

On the one day of the year celebrating romantic love and commitment, family values groups and religious leaders are stepping up their criticism of Hollywood's decision to promote "kinky" sex and sexual exploitation through the relentless promotion of the upcoming movie "Fifty Shades of Grey." Published February 12, 2015