Posts Tagged ‘artificial insemination’

Fertility treatment for gay, single women debated

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

Proposals to offer fertility treatment to lesbian couples and single women would harm society by removing fatherhood from the lives of children say French bishops. France’s highest bioethics body, the National Consultative Ethics Committee (CCNE), sees the issue differently. Under the current law, technologies such as in vitro fertilisation (IVF) and artificial insemination are restricted Read more

Contracts list banned acts for teachers in US Catholic schools

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Teachers at many Catholic schools in two United States dioceses are facing contracts that list violations of Church teaching that could get them fired. In the Archdiocese of Cincinnati in Ohio, such behaviours include abortion, artificial insemination and “homosexual lifestyles”. Teachers have long been required to act in accordance with Church’s teachings, but spelling out Read more

Pain, profit and third-party conception

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

The day after Stephanie Blessing learned she had been conceived with the assistance of a sperm donor and that the man she knew and loved as her father for 32 years was not her father, she went into shock. She remembers sitting in her rocking chair, staring into space. It was so bad, her husband Read more

Church must pay $216,000 to pregnant lesbian teacher

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

Although the archdiocese of Cincinnati has been ordered to pay $NZ216,000 to a lesbian teacher fired after she became pregnant through artificial insemination, a spokesman says it has no intention to end morality requirements. “For the archdiocese, this case has always been about an employee violating a legally enforceable contract that she signed,” said communications Read more

Gay teacher fired after artificial insemination

Friday, May 31st, 2013

A gay teacher who was fired by Cincinnati archdiocese after she became pregnant through artificial insemination has told a jury she did not know the procedure violated Catholic doctrine. Christa Dias is suing the archdiocese over her dismissal, saying she was fired simply because she was pregnant and unmarried. Dias said she and her same-sex Read more