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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

This undated image provided by shows a package of estrogen/progestin birth control pills. (AP Photo/

U.S. birth-control use stable, except for increase in use of IUDs: study

American women of child-bearing age continue to use birth control at high rates, with the pill, condoms and sterilization remaining the most common methods of avoiding pregnancy. However, use of the intrauterine device has steadily grown, the National Center for Health Statistics said Tuesday. Published November 10, 2015

Pro-life demonstrators head towards the Supreme Court in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, during the annual March for Life. Thousands of anti-abortion demonstrators gathered in Washington for an annual march to protest the Supreme Court's landmark 1973 decisions that declared a constitutional right to abortion. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

New support for pro-life annual march

Uplifted by a swelling public outcry over the undercover Planned Parenthood videos, the pro-life movement's marquee event is taking aim -- again -- at the idea that opposing abortion is pro-women. Published November 4, 2015

Lt. Cmdr. Wesley J. "Wes" Modder, a Navy chaplain, is shown at his chapel at his new duty station in San Diego. (Earnie Grafton/Special to The Washington Times)

Navy chaplain resumes ministry after fight over beliefs

Lt. Commander Wesley J. "Wes" Modder, a decorated Navy chaplain with nearly 20 years of unblemished service, remembers vividly the moment he told his wife he could go back to the calling he loved, having been reinstated after a bitter battle that pitted religious freedom and individual conscience against the mandate to respect gay and women's rights. Published November 4, 2015

A Chick-fil-A fast-food restaurant in Atlanta is seen here on July 19, 2012. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Chick-fil-A, Hobby Lobby lead in new 'Faith Equality Index'

Taking a page out of numerous groups' playbooks, a marketing company has issued its first annual index on how welcoming more than 100 companies are to the 41 million-strong consumer base of devout Christians. Published November 2, 2015

Science, religion not in conflict for most Americans

Two-thirds of American adults have no problem reconciling their religious faith with the facts of science, but 59 percent think "other people" have a problem, according to a new Pew Research Center study. Published October 22, 2015

Reconciling faith and science: Pew study

Two-thirds of American adults have no problem reconciling their religious faith with the facts of science, but 59 percent think "other people" have a problem, according to a new Pew Research Center study. Published October 22, 2015

In this July 28, 2015, file photo, Erica Canaut, center, cheers as she and other anti-abortion activists rally on the steps of the Texas Capitol in Austin, Texas, to condemn the use in medical research of tissue samples obtained from aborted fetuses. Texas announced Monday, Oct. 19, 2015, that it was cutting off Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood clinics following undercover videos of officials discussing fetal tissue, potentially triggering a legal fight like the one unfolding in neighboring Louisiana. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Planned Parenthood funding sustained in Louisiana, stopped in Texas

A Planned Parenthood affiliate received both good news and bad news Monday in its Medicaid funding battles, with a federal judge temporarily requiring Louisiana to fund the abortion provider while a Texas inspector general's office decided to cut off the group. Published October 19, 2015

Participants carry a rainbow-colored flag down Fifth Avenue in New York during the Heritage Pride March, Sunday, June 28, 2015. A large turnout was expected for gay pride parades across the U.S. following the landmark Supreme Court ruling that said gay couples can marry anywhere in the country. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Feds take official position against sexual 'conversion therapy' for gay youths

The federal government took sides Thursday in the battle over therapy aimed at helping youths deal with same-sex attractions as a powerful agency released a report condemning "conversion therapy" as harmful, calling for its end, and recommending that government regulators and professional associations ban it. Published October 15, 2015

In this Nov. 15, 2007 photo, Hugh Hefner smiles while signing copies of the Playboy calendar and Playboy Cover To Cover: The 50's DVD box set in Los Angeles. Playboy will no longer publish photos of nude women as part of a redesign of the decades-old magazine, according to a news report Monday, Oct. 12, 2015. Executives for the magazine company told The New York Times that the change will take place in March 2016. Playboy editor Cory Jones contacted founder and current editor in chief Hugh Hefner recently about dropping nude photos from the print edition and he agreed, the Times reported. (Ian West/PA via AP)  UNITED KINGDOM OUT

Playboy's 'less-nude' policy a nod to cultural shift

Playboy's recent announcement that its magazine will no longer depict fully naked women in its pages is a significant culture shift -- showing that people now crave extreme or "fetishized" images and acts, says an anti-exploitation organization. Published October 14, 2015

Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, called the new policy an effort to end the scandal over what she has called edited and misleading videos. (Associated Press)

Planned Parenthood to stop taking money for fetal-tissue donation

After having spent months saying that its officials were doing nothing unethical in undercover videos showing them haggling over the price for aborted fetal organs, Planned Parenthood's leader said Tuesday the group will no longer accept any payment for the parts. Published October 13, 2015

Screen capture from the third video released by the Center for Medical Progress, showing Planned Parenthood's involvement in the selling of fetal tissue.

Planned Parenthood hearing veers between talk of 'gruesome' abortions and gun control

The latest House hearing on Planned Parenthood Thursday frequently devolved into passionate speeches as Democrats sought to shift the hearing's focus to issues like gun violence, voting rights or immigration, and Republicans recounted the "gruesome" practice of aborting unborn children -- and selling their body parts to researchers. Published October 8, 2015

People carrying red umbrellas march through downtown Skopje, Macedonia, marking the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013.  A group of sex workers, supported by members of non-government organizations, rallied Tuesday demanding rights for the sex workers and destigmatization of their profession. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski/File)

Groups urge Amnesty International to abandon sex-work proposal

Anti-exploitation groups Thursday urged Amnesty International to abandon its efforts to adopt a policy decriminalizing sex work, warning that it will only lead to more abuse of people, especially women and children. Published October 8, 2015