Shocking: Nun volunteering at abortion clinic


A Dominican nun has been seen frequenting an abortion facility in Illinois recently – but not, as one might expect, to pray for an end to abortion or to counsel women seeking abortions, but to volunteer as a clinic escort.

Local pro-life activists say that they recognized the escort at the ACU Health Center as Sr. Donna Quinn, a nun outspokenly in favor of legalized abortion, after seeing her photo in a Chicago Tribune article.

“I’ve called her sister several times, and she never responded,” local pro-lifer John Bray told (LSN). “But it’s her.”

Amy Keane, a pro-life witness for 11 years, says Quinn has acted as escort for “six years, at least.” Keane described one incident in which Quinn began shouting at the pro-lifers as they spoke to a woman about to enter the abortion facility.

“[Quinn] was so angry, and burst out very loudly so everyone could hear: ‘Look at these men, telling these women what to do with their bodies!'” said Keane. “She was so angry, that it really took all of us aback.” Keane says that the group was peaceful, and that the men present were not among those engaging the woman.

“For those of us who are Catholic, to have a member of a religious order so blatantly – it is so disheartening. It really is,” said Keane. “She’s participating actively in abortion. That is what is so disturbing for us.”

Sr. Donna Quinn, OP, is renowned in the Chicago area as an advocate for legalized abortion and other liberal issues.

In 1974 she co-founded the organization Chicago Catholic Women, which lobbied the USCCB on a feminist platform before it dissolved in 2000. She is now a coordinator of the radically liberal National Coalition of American Nuns (NCAN), which stands in opposition against the Catholic Church’s position on abortion, homosexuality, contraception, and the male priesthood. [Full Story]

Wow. I knew there were some kooky, confused Catholics out there that support abortion. But this is just over-the-top horrific.  And absolutely absurd that she wasn’t dismissed from her order long ago.

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CARLOS October 27, 2009 at 11:32 pm

It’s very sad to see a Nun that acts in this manner. I’m a fallen away Catholic and it’s an example to me that I’m not alone. Alone in my sin. I’m ashamed with my sin and sitting with the Lord in his Church during Eucharistic Adoration time at my local Church. When I hear of this it makes me happy and sad. Someone who is part of the Church who sins like this but is still part … God has not abandoned her….But sad because she doesn’t see the light like others do. Jesus the shepard has not reached her yet to carry her on…..just Sad.

Sister Miriam, DLJC October 28, 2009 at 8:44 am

When i read the story i started to cry. As a religious Sister, myself, I couldn’t help but feel sad for Sister Donna. I feel led to pray for her, that she can return to her first love of the Lord and that He may lead her out of the darkness of misguided charity into His light! Some religious are very nervous about the Holy See’s visitation initiative among religious communities here in the USA. But after reading this story, the Holy Father’s discernment is right on! May the Lord continue to guide the Church and bring about a “new springtime” of dedicated, head-over-heels in love with the Lord, holy religious sisters and priests!

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