CINCINNATI (AP) - An Archdiocese of Cincinnati official who recommended firing a teacher who became pregnant through artificial insemination has told jurors the teacher violated her contract.
The human resources director testified Wednesday in the trial over the teacher's lawsuit against the archdiocese and 2 of its schools. William Hancock says Christa Dias was discharged because she violated a contract she signed to uphold teachings of the Catholic church.
Hancock says premarital sex and artificial insemination violate Catholic doctrine. He says he would recommend firing a male employee for impregnating an unmarried woman or participating in artificial insemination.
Dias tearfully testified earlier Wednesday. She contends she was fired in 2010 because she was pregnant and unmarried.
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