26 Apr '11, 8am

"Bus Driver Fired For Refusing To Take Patient To Planned Parenthood Gets $21,000 Settlement" via Care2 #wtf #oops

"Bus Driver Fired For Refusing To Take Patient To Planned Parenthood Gets $21,000 Settlement" via Care2 #wtf #oops

Last year, when Austin bus driver Edwin Graning refused to drive a woman to Planned Parenthood because he was afraid she might be getting an abortion, Graning was fired for not doing his job. The "ordained Christian minister" then filed a suit claiming he was discriminated against on the basis of his religion. Now, rather than fight a protracted and likely expensive legal battle, the city has decided to settle and pay Graning $21,000. Via Austin Legal : Burnet County Commissioner Ronny Hibler, who is on the system board, said he believes Graning was rightfully fired. "There's a lot of things as a county commissioner that I don't like, but I do it because it's my job," Hibler said. Blanco County Commissioner Paul Granberg, who is also on the board, said he does not recall delving into the facts of the case when considering the settlement. "The attorneys that were handling i...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/civil-rights/blog/bus-driver-...

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