It’s not surprising that the Satanic Temple believes that abortion is a “sacrament.”
Satanists want to sacrifice children? The hell you say!
As leftists lose their minds that the Supreme Court refused to grant an emergency stay allowing the Texas heartbeat bill to take effect, The Satanic Temple is trying to assert that abortion is a “faith-based right.”
In August 2020, the Satanic Temple, which is based in the U.S. but has chapters in Canada and the United Kingdom, officially announced that abortion rituals are part of their religious ceremonies.
In recent years, under their guise as a “religious organization”, there have been several lawsuits filed by Satanists trying to halt or overturn pro-life laws. It hasn’t worked so far.
In November, the Supreme Court refused to hear a case by Satanists to end the 72-hour waiting period in Missouri which was originally filed in 2018 as a “violation of religious freedoms.”
Earlier this year, Satanists filed a lawsuit claiming that the Texas requirement of an ultrasound 24-hours before the procedure violated her religious freedom because it “interfered” with the abortion ritual.
On August 31, Matthew A. Kezhaya, an attorney for the Satanic Temple, wrote an open letter to the U.S. Federal Drug Administration demanding that The Satanic Temple be granted unrestricted access to abortion drugs under a religious exemption.
Satanists want to be able to hand out misoprostal and mifeprstone, the two drugs used in medical abortions, without a prescription because the abortion drugs are used “in a sacramental setting.” They say that the Risk Evaluation and Mitigation strategy (REMS), a drug safety program to ensure that the benefits of a medication outweigh the risks, violates their religious rights.
The letter states, “The Satanic Abortion Ritual is a sacrament which surrounds and includes the abortive act. It is designed to combat feelings of guilt, doubt, and shame and to empower the member to assert or reassert power and control over their own mind and body. The REMS prescription requirement substantially interferes with the Satanic Abortion Ritual because the Government impedes the members’ access to the medication involved in the ritual.”
Access to misoprostol requires a prescription, and mifepristone can only be obtained through an approved prescriber and can only be dispensed in accordance with specific guidelines. The Satanic Temple is requesting that they be granted the authority to directly supply Satanists who wish to undergo an abortion in a religious context with these abortifacient drugs, according to Patheos.
Source: The PostMillennial
The letter goes on to state that if there is not a response within 60 days, the Satanic Temple will “raise a claim with the appropriate U.S. District Court to seek prospective injunctive relief.”
The Satanic Temple is being true to its roots with killing children in honor of their god — the self.
Hemant Mehta, of “The Friendly Atheist” blog on Patheos, wrote that if the Satanic Temple is successful, “you can bet a lot of women in red states — where Republican lawmakers are doing everything in their power to block access to health care — will suddenly start praising Satan. If and when that happens, they’ll have conservative Christians to thank for the conversion.”
Nah, those women wouldn’t have converted — they’re just finally being honest.