Cheryl Wetzstein, The Washington Times

Cheryl Wetzstein

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Past articles by Cheryl:

Syphilis in newborns up sharply: report

Syphilis infections in newborns increased sharply over a two-year period, prompting calls for better disease screening and prenatal care of at-risk women, the federal government said Thursday. → Read More

Robert Oscar Lopez, California professor opposing gay marriage, faces discipline

A tenured, conservative Christian professor in California — who was raised by lesbian mothers but opposes same-sex marriage — is waiting to hear what action his university employer will take against him in its finding that he tried to “intimidate” students who sought to complain about his teaching about family matters. → Read More

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. → Read More

Annual pro-life march gets more young support

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. → Read More

Muppets in rewrite: New show to be under new leadership, says report

It may always be a bit “froggy” why the new Muppets television show is being overhauled, but columns and reports decrying the adult content on the show can’t have helped. → Read More

Wes Modder, 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. → Read More

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

Seven companies received the highest scores in a new rating tool that measures businesses’ outreach and welcoming treatment of the massive consumer base of people who use their biblical worldview when they shop. → Read More

Joe Kennedy, Bremerton High School football coach, put on leave over postgame prayer

A Washington state football coach who likes to offer a postgame prayer on the 50-yard line has been officially sent to the lockers, and a Satan-worshipping group has promised to suit up to offer its own postgame incantations. → Read More

World Congress of Families in Utah attracts protest from gay rights groups

An international conference on marriage and family is set to open in Utah on Tuesday despite criticism from gay rights groups that oppose its promotion of the “natural family.” → Read More

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. → Read More

Planned Parenthood funding sustained in Louisiana, stopped in Texas

A Planned Parenthood affiliate’s Medicaid funding battles received different outcomes Monday, with a federal judge temporarily sustaining it in Louisiana, while the Texas governor’s office issued a decision to end it. → Read More

Planned Parenthood funding sustained in Louisiana, stopped in Texas

A Planned Parenthood affiliate’s Medicaid funding battles received different outcomes Monday, with a federal judge temporarily sustaining it in Louisiana, while the Texas governor’s office issued a decision to end it. → Read More

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. → Read More

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. → Read More

Attorneys for Kelvin Cochran tell court he was wrongfully terminated

Atlanta's former fire chief was in federal court Wednesday, arguing he was wrongfully fired for his Christian beliefs. → Read More

Planned Parenthood to stop taking money for fetal-tissue donation

Saying it wants to take "their smokescreen away," Planned Parenthood's leader has told federal officials the organization will no longer accept reimbursement for its role in fetal-tissue donation. → Read More

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. → Read More

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. → Read More

Values Voter Summit erupts in applause at news of Boehner’s resignation

The crowd at the Values Voter Summit erupted into applause and cheers at the news House Speaker John Boehner is stepping down. → Read More

Planned Parenthood, gay marriage top topics at Values Voters Summit

Republican presidential politicians may have grabbed the headlines at Friday's Values Voter Summit, but Kentucky clerk Kim Davis and pro-life video-maker David Daleiden got the heroes' welcomes. → Read More