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Catholic school won't renew contract for coach

By Associated Press
Published On: Feb 19 2014 07:42:52 AM MST

Billings Gazette


 A Roman Catholic high school in Montana isn't renewing the contract of an assistant softball coach because she took a job at Planned Parenthood.
Tarn Duff told The Billings Gazette that Billings Central head coach Coleman Rockwell informed her Monday morning that she would not be helping with the team this spring. She received about $1,500 for coaching hitters and outfielders during the 2013 season.
Catholic schools superintendent Patrick Haggarty says he agreed with the recommendation not to offer Duff a contract for the 2014 season. He said Planned Parenthood violates Catholic moral teachings by providing abortions.
Duff began working as a clinical assistant at Planned Parenthood in November. She says her work involves pulling charts and scheduling appointments.
In January, Butte Central Catholic Schools fired a pregnant, unmarried teacher.