A bunch of Satanists is bedeviling the restrictive new abortion legislation in Texas.
The Satanic Temple, a non secular group primarily based in Salem, Massachusetts, has joined the backlash in opposition to the measure, which bans abortion after six weeks and permits anybody to file $10,000 lawsuits in opposition to those that assist violate it.
The group lobbied the FDA to offer abortion capsules to its Texas members, arguing it qualifies as an exemption as a faith-based group that helps the process, in accordance with The San Antonio Present.
The Temple, which pledges to “generate consideration and immediate individuals to reevaluate fears and perceptions,” and “spotlight spiritual hypocrisy and encroachment on spiritual freedom,” reportedly cited the Spiritual Freedom Restoration Act, which permits Native People to make use of medicine in spiritual ceremonies.
“I’m positive Texas Lawyer Normal Ken Paxton — who famously spends a great deal of his time composing press releases about Spiritual Liberty points in different states — will likely be proud to see that Texas’s sturdy Spiritual Liberty legal guidelines, which he so vociferously champions, will stop future Abortion Rituals from being interrupted by superfluous authorities restrictions meant solely to disgrace and harass these looking for an abortion,” Temple co-founder Lucien Graves reportedly mentioned.
It’s not the primary time the Satanists have inserted themselves into the pro-choice discourse.
The 300,000 member atheist church reportedly petitioned the US Supreme Courtroom to overturn Missouri’s strict abortion legislation final yr.
The excessive court docket declined to listen to the case.