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's lawsuit accuses the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend and St. Vincent de Paul school in Fort Wayne of discrimination for her firing last June. Herx, 31, of Hoagland, Ind., says that the church pastor told her she was a "grave, immoral sinner" and that a scandal would erupt if anyone learned she had undergone in vitro fertilization, or IVF.
The Roman Catholic Church shuns IVF, which involves mixing egg and sperm in a laboratory dish and transferring a resulting embryo into the womb. Herx said she was fired despite exemplary performance reviews in her eight years as a language arts teacher.
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This case struck a nerve with me. My Son and his wife could not have children till they got an invitro. They now have a twin Boy and Girl. I think the Catholic church is wrong on this issue.
This teacher from Indiana was fired for using current day medical practices to have children. Its a miracle of medicine that this is available for women that can't normally have children. Its bringing a life into the world that would never be born. I can't see anything immoral about this practice. What think you? Comments?