Elizabeth Warren Adamant She Was Fired at 22 For Being Pregnant

Elizabeth Warren Adamant She Was Fired at 22 For Being Pregnant

As the Free Beacon noted, Warren's first book, published the year after she became a US senator, includes her current claim that she was sacked for being pregnant.

Elizabeth Warren is standing by her account of being fired from a teaching job almost 50 years ago because she was pregnant - an anecdote that she routinely recounts at campaign events but one that some conservatives charge has been embellished to make the narrative more compelling for her presidential run.

Minutes from a school board meeting on June 16, 1971, say that a resignation from Warren effective at the end of that month was "accepted with regret".

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., has defended her story of losing her first teaching position because of her pregnancy after reports emerged that appear to cast doubts on her claim. Regardless, the school board offered to renew her job. "I did that for a year, and then that summer I didn't have the education courses, so I was on an 'emergency certificate, ' it was called", Warren said in 2007. I went back to graduate school and took a couple of courses in education and said, "I don't think this is going to work out for me".

However this story caught the attention of Bernie Sanders supporter Meagan Day on Twitter and Jeryl Bier at The Script this week, who both pointed out she told a very different story in 2007. She said earlier this year during a speech that she "finished out the year visibly pregnant and didn't get invited back".

"In April of that year, my contract was renewed to teach again for the next year", Warren said. I still remember that first year as a special needs teacher. So, I had a baby and stayed home for a couple of years, and I was really casting about, thinking, 'What am I going to do?' And my husband's view of it was, 'Stay home. And I did that for a year. She has repeatedly claimed that in 1971, she was sacked from a teaching job because she was "visibly pregnant".

"I will not be forced to make changes in how I raise money", she said.

"When I was 22 and finishing my first year of teaching, I had an experience millions of women will recognize", she tweeted.

She continued: "This was 1971, years before Congress outlawed pregnancy discrimination - but we know it still happens in subtle and not-so-subtle ways. We got to go into these fights, and we got to be willing to win these fights". Warren has used this story as a personal example, she claims, of how women have endured undue discrimination in the workplace and she is no stranger to what that feels like having experienced it firsthand.

Her political allies and foes alike say Warren has appropriately sharp elbows and isn't afraid to throw them when the occasion calls for it.

"All I know is I was 22 years old, I was 6 months pregnant, and the job that I had been promised for the next year was going to someone else", Warren told CBS. "The principal said they were going to hire someone else for my job".

But new documents uncovered by the Washington Free Beacon confirmed what TheBlaze previously reported - that Warren is not telling the truth.

She said she ultimately chose to stay home and take care of her firstborn.

One teacher recalled: "The rule was at five months you had to leave when you were pregnant".

Hayes said "you've done calls to wealthy donors, you've done big ticket fundraisers, you've put together a pretty good war chest, I think about $11 million that you had amassed", and asked "What does that say about what you were doing before?"

One thing that's important to remember: At the time, it was common for women to be forced out of teaching jobs after they became pregnant.

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