California Catholic School Teacher Fired After Pro-Abortion Volunteering

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Oct 18, 2005   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

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by Steven Ertelt Editor
October 18, 2005

Sacramento, CA ( — A drama teacher at a Catholic school in Sacramento has been fired from her position after a concerned parents presented school officials with a picture of her escorting women to a local Planned Parenthood business for abortions.

Bishop William Wiegand dismissed Marie Bain from the all girls Loretto High School when he learned of her pro-abortion volunteer work.

Katharyn McLearan of Planned Parenthood told KTXL-TV that the development was "very disappointing." She admitted that Bain volunteered for the abortion business once a week to help women get past protesters and inside the abortion facility.

"It’s very daunting to have people yelling at you and she was here to be a friendly face. She would wear a planned parenthood vest, just really welcome them in," McLearan told the Fox station.

However, KTXL reports that Bishop Wiegand’s dismissal order said Bain’s "public participation in the procurement of abortions is morally inappropriate and unacceptable."

"We can’t have it," added Dom Puglisi, Catholic Schools superintendent.

Puglisi said teachers at the schools are welcome to their own private beliefs on hotly contested issues but their public actions can’t be diametrically opposed to the teachings of the Catholic Church.

"Parents have made a commitment to send their children to a catholic school so they have certain expectations on us," he told KTXL.