Stories by Cheryl Wetzstein

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Judge blocks fetal heartbeat abortion ban

A first-in-the-nation law to outlaw most abortions once a fetal heartbeat is heard — possibly around six weeks gestation — has been temporarily blocked by a federal judge in North Dakota.
By Cheryl Wetzstein

Friday, July 19, 2013

Texas abortion law fracas not over

The tough new abortion restrictions signed into law Thursday by Texas Gov. Rick Perry will almost certainly be challenged in court, the American Civil Liberties Union promised, and are already ...
By Cheryl Wetzstein

Friday, July 12, 2013

Pennsylvania AG refuses to defend state marriage law

A lawsuit filed this week by gay couples against Pennsylvania's marriage law got a major boost Thursday when the state's top law officer said she would not defend the law.
By Cheryl Wetzstein
 
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Woman convicted of child abuse caught on video
A jury deliberated about two hours Wednesday afternoon before finding an Augusta mother guilty of child abuse for ordering her two preschoolers in a physical battle and taking a belt to a 10-year-old.