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    Teacher Claims She Was Fired From Catholic School For In Vitro Fertilization

    INDIANAPOLIS -- An Indiana teacher who says she was fired from a Roman Catholic school for using in vitro fertilization to try to get pregnant is suing in a case that could set up a legal showdown over reproductive and religious rights.

    Emily Herx, Teacher Claims She Was Fired From Catholic School For In Vitro Fertilization

    Wow. I hope she owns their asses on this. Unconscionable. As the father of two test tube babies, this pisses me off to no end.

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    Re: Teacher Claims She Was Fired From Catholic School For In Vitro Fertilization

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    Emily Herx, Teacher Claims She Was Fired From Catholic School For In Vitro Fertilization

    Wow. I hope she owns their asses on this. Unconscionable. As the father of two test tube babies, this pisses me off to no end.
    Unfortunately, this all stems from the Supreme Court's lack of defining specifically what a religious employee is.

    But from a personal perspective and looking at all the cases that have allowed the Religious schools to dsciminate, why would someone want to work for them that isn't Roman Catholic KNOWING that they can do this?

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    Re: Teacher Claims She Was Fired From Catholic School For In Vitro Fertilization

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    Emily Herx, Teacher Claims She Was Fired From Catholic School For In Vitro Fertilization

    Wow. I hope she owns their asses on this. Unconscionable. As the father of two test tube babies, this pisses me off to no end.
    Private school. If there was any provision in her contract in regards to an ethics clause or something of the sort, I have no issue in terms of legal recourse here. While I may find a belief that a schools standard for firing a teacher should be something like this to be idiotic, I also think that as a private school that's well within their rights.

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    Re: Teacher Claims She Was Fired From Catholic School For In Vitro Fertilization

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Private school. If there was any provision in her contract in regards to an ethics clause or something of the sort, I have no issue in terms of legal recourse here. While I may find a belief that a schools standard for firing a teacher should be something like this to be idiotic, I also think that as a private school that's well within their rights.
    The hypocrisy of the Catholic Church knows no bounds...

    There is no good reason for their posture regarding artificial insemination. Who the **** do they think they are suggesting that it is an immoral act?

    Two people who can't otherwise bear children taking extraordinary measures to get pregnant is an immoral act?

    Wanna bet their "Catholic Hospitals" would cash the parent's checks for child birth?

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    Re: Teacher Claims She Was Fired From Catholic School For In Vitro Fertilization

    Private organization. They can fire qualified people for stupid reasons.
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    Re: Teacher Claims She Was Fired From Catholic School For In Vitro Fertilization

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    Emily Herx, Teacher Claims She Was Fired From Catholic School For In Vitro Fertilization

    Wow. I hope she owns their asses on this. Unconscionable. As the father of two test tube babies, this pisses me off to no end.
    I think you're missing the point. Unless she is a contracted employee, she can be fired because her eyes are blue. It doesn't appear that firing someone for in vitro fertilization is protected under either U.S. Civil Rights laws or Indiana Civil Rights laws.

    Since the Catholic Church condemns IVF as inherently evil acts, should SCOTUS rule in favor of this woman, it's a definite blow to separation of church and state.

    I wonder why these teachers aren't required to sign contracts about this sort of thing....?
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    Re: Teacher Claims She Was Fired From Catholic School For In Vitro Fertilization

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I think you're missing the point. Unless she is a contracted employee, she can be fired because her eyes are blue. It doesn't appear that firing someone for in vitro fertilization is protected under either U.S. Civil Rights laws or Indiana Civil Rights laws.
    Oh I get it. But I hope like hell she beats their asses in court. Of course the Archdiocese will file bankruptcy to avoid paying in a typical Catholic sleaze fashion.

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    Re: Teacher Claims She Was Fired From Catholic School For In Vitro Fertilization

    It just seems like the Mother Church is walking itself farther and farther out onto the plank. The determination to be ever more radical in their interpretation of what is E-Vile and what Gawd blesses... well it just can't keep moderate America filling the pews. Already 98% of Catholic women have used some form of Birth control according to the Guttmacher Institute.

    Infallibility is the ticking time bomb here. I figured after the Church ducked behind bankruptcy to avoid court ordered settlements their tax exemption should have been abolished.

    Seemed very much against the 'teachings of Christ' to callously avoid paying those hurt by members of the Church and those acts kept hidden by other members.

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    Re: Teacher Claims She Was Fired From Catholic School For In Vitro Fertilization

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    Emily Herx, Teacher Claims She Was Fired From Catholic School For In Vitro Fertilization

    Wow. I hope she owns their asses on this. Unconscionable. As the father of two test tube babies, this pisses me off to no end.
    Sues for what? Unless she was protected by an employment contract she has no lawsuit at all.

    Oh, congrats on successful parentage.

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    Re: Teacher Claims She Was Fired From Catholic School For In Vitro Fertilization

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    The hypocrisy of the Catholic Church knows no bounds...

    There is no good reason for their posture regarding artificial insemination. Who the **** do they think they are suggesting that it is an immoral act?

    Two people who can't otherwise bear children taking extraordinary measures to get pregnant is an immoral act?

    Wanna bet their "Catholic Hospitals" would cash the parent's checks for child birth?



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