Democrats can now officially count The Satanic Temple among their list of allies in the fight against the anti-abortion law in Texas.
Two years after challenging an anti-abortion law in Missouri, the satanic group have now “filed a letter with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration demanding that its Texas members should have legal access to abortion pills.”
In the letter addressed to the FDA, Lucien Greaves, the Satanic Temple’s cofounder, argued that the abortion drugs Misoprostol and Mifepristone should be allowed under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) so as to be used in “Abortion Rituals” for satanists:
“I am sure Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton — who famously spends a good deal of his time composing press releases about Religious Liberty issues in other states — will be proud to see that Texas’s robust Religious Liberty laws, which he so vociferously champions, will prevent future Abortion Rituals from being interrupted by superfluous government restrictions meant only to shame and harass those seeking an abortion.
The battle for abortion rights is largely a battle of competing religious viewpoints, and our viewpoint that the nonviable fetus is part of the impregnated host is fortunately protected under Religous Liberty laws.”Doctor Discovers Natural Solution for Macular Degeneration (Watch)Trending StoriesAds by RevcontentFind Out More >97,436
Breitbart.com reports: The Satanic Temple previously cited the Religious Freedom Restoration Act to overturn a set of pro-life laws in Missouri, but the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear it.
The Satanic Temple bills itself as a non-theistic organization dedicated to reason and uses Satanic imagery as little more than a tool to troll Christians. Its website states:
The mission of The Satanic Temple is to encourage benevolence and empathy among all people, reject tyrannical authority, advocate practical common sense, oppose injustice, and undertake noble pursuits. The Satanic Temple has publicly confronted hate groups, fought for the abolition of corporal punishment in public schools, applied for equal representation when religious installations are placed on public property, provided religious exemption and legal protection against laws that unscientifically restrict women’s reproductive autonomy, exposed harmful pseudo-scientific practitioners in mental health care, organized clubs alongside other religious after-school clubs in schools besieged by proselytizing organizations, and engaged in other advocacy in accordance with our tenets.
Last Wednesday, the Supreme Court decided 5-4 not to block the Lone Star State’s new law banning most abortions after six weeks of pregnancy, while allowing citizens to sue abortion providers and anyone who aids in abortion for up to $10,000 in damages.
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Separation of church and state is a concept based in the Establishment Clause, found in the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The Establishment Clause was extended to apply to the states through the Fourteenth Amendment, and prohibits laws dealing with the establishment of religion. Neither the state or federal government may enact laws which aid one or all religions, or give a preference to one religion over another.
All Federal and state laws after August 2020 have aided in this religious ritual known as “abortion” and are aiding the church of satan and are giving preference to the church of satan. This is a breach of the US Constitution.
All Federal and state owned abortion clinics opened after August 2020 have aided in this religious ritual and are aiding the church of satan and are giving preference to the church of satan. This is a breach of the US Constitution.