Posts Tagged ‘Pregnant’

Pregnancy may have aided woman arrested over Vatican leaks Comments 0

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

The woman arrested in connection with the leaking of confidential Vatican documents may have been released early because she is pregnant. Francesca Immacolata Chaouqui, 33, and Msgr Lucio Angel Vallejo Balda, 54, were arrested by the Vatican Gendarmerie following an investigation. Their arrests came days before the publication of two books about Vatican finances and Read more

Church must pay $216,000 to pregnant lesbian teacher Comments 0

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 Comments 0

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

Woman’s death ignites abortion debate in Ireland Comments 0

Friday, November 16th, 2012

The death of a pregnant woman who repeatedly asked for an abortion, but was told “this is a Catholic country”, has ignited the abortion debate in Ireland. Savita Halappanavar, a Hindu dentist originally from India, died of blood poisoning in Galway University Hospital. She was aged 31. Her husband, Praveen Halappanavar, told news media that Read more

Pregnant teen questions effectiveness of sex education Comments 0

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

A pregnant teenager is questioning why students are being taught about sex when they are so young, especially given sex isn’t legal until the age of 16. Amber-Leigh Erasmus, who is now 17, is due to give birth to her first child on Saturday, a result of having unprotected sex during New Year celebrations. Amber-Leigh Read more

New fertility monitor promises ethical alternative to IVF Comments 2

Friday, July 15th, 2011

Developers of a new fertility monitoring system claim it is as effective as in-vitro fertilization in helping women become pregnant. It could allow better treatment for the infertile without using drugs, invasive techniques or unethical means. New Zealand-born Shamus Husheer, founder of the company Cambridge Temperature Concepts, told the Wall Street Journal that six months’ Read more