Stop the Catholic firing squad

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Shaela Evenson was about to begin her ninth year teaching at Butte Central Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Helena, Montana when she became pregnant with her first child. The news was at first met with enthusiasm and encouragement from the school principal, who gave no indication that being unmarried and pregnant would put Evenson’s job at risk. But just a few months later—less than two months before giving birth to her son—Evenson was fired.