By Micaiah Bilger, LifeSite News, July 10, 2019
A South Carolina Catholic school fired one of its teachers in May after it said she publicly supported abortion against school policy.
Now, the former Bishop England High School teacher is suing the school, WIS News 10 reports. In the lawsuit, Elizabeth Cox argues that she did not break her employment contract, and the school was wrong to fire her.
The Catholic Church teaches that abortion is a grave moral evil because it destroys the life of an innocent human being. Employees of Catholic organizations, especially teachers, typically sign contracts agreeing to act in accordance with this and other teachings.
Principal Patrick Finnerman said Cox acted contrary to the Catholic school’s teachings when she wrote several posts in support of abortion on her public Facebook page, according to the report. He said the same Facebook profile identified her as a teacher at their school.
In one post, Cox reportedly called abortion activist Gloria Steinem “brilliant” for complaining about abortion regulations. She quoted Steinem saying that laws should treat “every young man who wants to buy a gun like every woman who wants to get an abortion,” including forcing him to “walk through a gauntlet of people holding photos of loved ones who were shot to death, people who call him a murderer and beg him not to buy a gun.”
In another post, she reportedly criticized pro-lifers for not banning guns, stopping families from being separated at the border or supporting “free healthcare for all” and “cheap, prescribed birth control.”