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Satanic Temple Claims Abortion Is Part Of Their Religion In Effort To Block Abortion Bans

• by Darlene McCormick Sanchez

The Satanic Temple (TST), a nonprofit based in Salem, Massachusetts, has filed lawsuits in Missouri, Indiana, Texas, and Idaho that so far have been unsuccessful.

That hasn't stopped the headline-grabbing organization from plaintiff-shopping for new religious freedom lawsuits to stop abortion bans, according to its website.

The group doesn't shy away from controversy. It made news recently for staging a satanic holiday display featuring a silver goat head atop blood-red robes during Christmas at the Iowa Capitol. The Baphomet statue shared space with a Christmas display until it was decapitated.

Michael Cassidy, a former U.S. Navy fighter pilot who ran for office in Mississippi, took credit for tearing it down. The Christian conservative raised $120,000 as of early February for legal fees after being charged with criminal mischief. Recently, prosecutors announced they are charging him with a felony hate crime.

TST created an abortion ritual that it claims will exempt women from their states' laws. The ritual, along with TST's new abortion clinic in New Mexico, was featured in November's Cosmopolitan magazine.

Proponents of abortion feel a woman should have control over her body, and abortion should be a choice. Pro-life groups contend that life starts at conception and that the developing child has the right to life.

TST named their clinic Samuel Alito's Mom's Satanic Abortion Clinic, mocking the U.S. Supreme Court justice who wrote the majority opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization that overturned Roe v. Wade.

The abortion ritual involves the recitation of two of the group's tenets and reinforces the idea of bodily autonomy.

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Comment by PureTrust
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The leaders could humbly accept the fact that they missed the boat when they were born, and abort themselves today.