Satanic Temple takes legal action against Texas abortion law – says members should be exempt

Satanists take a stand against abortion law

The Satanic Temple (TST) is challenging the state of Texas over new abortion laws that effectively outlaw the procedure once a ‘heartbeat is registered.

TST lawyers have sent a letter to the US Food and Drug Administration stating that abortion is the faith-based right of its members and argued that under The Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), its members should be allowed to access abortion pills Misoprostol and Mifepristone without regulatory action.

Satanic Temple spokesperson, Lucien Greaves, said in a statement. “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.”

Though Christian faith has largely painted Satan as the epitome of all evil, TST and many other offshoots believe this to be a fabrication. While Christianities doctrines are largely focused on what you can’t do, Satanism is largely the opposite. They believe in freedom, compassion, justice, and the validity of science.


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