The Satanic Temple admitted proudly Wednesday that, in their belief system, killing an unborn baby in an abortion is a religious ritual similar to communion or baptism for Christians.
"The Satanic Temple is proud to announce its Religious Abortion Ritual, a ceremony rooted in our deeply-held beliefs," the group said in a video announcement on YouTube. "Thyself is thy master. Hail Satan!"
The disturbing announcement is part of the cult's new plan to overturn pro-life laws using a religious freedom argument.
"Many states have laws that interfere with our members' ability to practice their religious beliefs," said Satanic Temple spokesperson Jane Essex. "No Christian would accept a mandatory waiting period before they can partake in communion. No Christian would tolerate a law that insists state counseling is necessary before someone can be baptized. Our members are justly entitled to religious liberty in order to practice our rituals as well."