SACRAMENTO, October 18, 2005 ( – A Catholic schoolteacher has been fired for volunteering at a Planned Parenthood abortuary. 

Marie Bain, a drama teacher at the all-girls Loretto High School was dismissed by local Bishop William Wiegand after a parent brought him a picture showing Bain ushering young women into the abortuary, past pro-life protesters outside. 

Planned Parenthood said Bain volunteered weekly to abet the women in obtaining the abortions. “She would wear a planned parenthood vest, just really welcome them in,” said Planned Parenthood spokesman Katharyn McLearan, according to a Fox40 Morning News report. 

Bishop Wiegand’s directive affirmed that “public participation in the procurement of abortions is morally inappropriate and unacceptable.”

“We can’t have it,” added the Catholic Schools Superintendent Dom Puglisi. Puglisi said it is okay for a teacher to have privately held convictions, but if these beliefs digress from Catholic teaching, it is not okay to demonstrate them publicly. “Parents have made a commitment to send their children to a Catholic school so they have certain expectations on us.”