Boston, Mass., Apr 24, 2023 / 12:51 pm
A professor at a Catholic seminary in Louisiana lost his job after it was discovered that he had gone on social media to offer his services as a pilot to women wishing to travel to states where abortion is legal.
Greg Williams, a former Greek and Latin professor at St. Joseph Seminary College, posted on his Facebook account just days following the overturning of Roe v. Wade that he would be available to fly women across state lines.
“If any women need to make an unexpected trip from the south to, say, Illinois or New Mexico or Virginia for reasons that are none of my business, I can provide safe, private air transport that would get you where you need to go and back the same day at a price that will work for you,” he wrote, The Guardian reported.
Abortion is legal in Illinois, New Mexico, and Virginia, where Williams offered to fly the women. Louisiana, where the seminary is located, has a near-total ban on the procedure.