In another damned if you do, damned if you donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t situation another Catholic schoolteacher has been fired. In the past teachers have been fired for being pro-choice, for having children outside of marriage and now for having twins via in vitro fertilization.
After five years trying to conceive, Kelly and Eric Romenesko decided to try in vitro fertilization.
Their twins, Alexandria and Allison, were born last year. It was a joyous event in the couple’s life.
“They’re miracles. They’re precious,” Kelly Romenesko said.
The couple were not prepared for what came next. When Kelly, a teacher at two Catholic schools in Wisconsin, told her bosses she had gotten pregnant through in vitro, they handed her a pink slip.
“I was in tears,” she said. “I remember asking, ‘Is this the only reason why I’m being fired?’ They stated, ‘Yes.’”
Why is IVF sinful? Joseph Capizzi of the Culture of Life Foundation stated that Ã¢â‚¬Å“itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s not so much that itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s artificial thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s the problem, instead itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s removing the sect act and procreative act from the context of marriageÃ¢â‚¬Â.
Translation: The Romeneskos didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t conceive their children according to GodÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Plan as authorized by the Roman Catholic Church via the Donum Vitae authored by Pope Benedict XVI when he was Joseph Ratzinger leader of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (aka those guys that were behind the Inquisition).
If sheÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d just been quiet about it, we wouldÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve let it past. But, she told us point blank that she was going to do it and dammit Ã¢â‚¬â€œ how could we not fire her? The Pope, as you may know, has a direct line to this being we call God and weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll be damned to all kinds of heck if we even conceived (hehe) of letting her answer to this god herself. Why, that would be non-judgmental, ya know? Nope, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s our duty as good Christian boys and girls to seek out and shame anyone that dares practice that thing called freewill. We may not be God, but we donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have problem acting like him when it suits our purpose.
Except in cases where itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s none of our business and we ought to keep our overrated opinions to ourselves to begin with. But, like I said Ã¢â‚¬â€œ that would be non-judgmental.
And. We. Cannot. Have. That.