Satanic Abortions

Satanic Abortions Are Protected By Religious Liberty Laws

In accordance with the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), first trimester abortions are now exempt from unnecessary regulations for all individuals practicing The Satanic Temple's religious abortion ritual.

The Satanic abortion ritual provides spiritual comfort and affirms bodily autonomy, self-worth, and freedom from coercive forces with the affirmation of TST's Seven Tenets. The ritual is not intended to convince a person to have an abortion. Instead, it sanctifies the abortion process by instilling confidence and protecting bodily rights when undergoing the safe and scientific procedure.

Religious freedom ensures Satanists have access to safe abortions that are free from unwarranted state interference. Examples of requirements that cannot be enforced on Satanists are:

  • Mandatory Waiting Periods
  • The Requirement that Practitioners Withhold Certain Medical Information
  • Compulsory Counseling Prior to Abortion
  • Required Reading Materials
  • Medically Unnecessary Sonograms
  • Mandatory Listening to the Fetal Heartbeat
  • Compulsory Burial or Cremation of Fetal Remains

As a federally-recognized religion, The Satanic Temple utilizes RFRA and the Hobby Lobby precedent to protect its members from unnecessary abortion regulations that inhibit their religious practices and force them to violate their deeply-held beliefs.

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3 Responses:

  1. Rene says:

    Am I wrong, or does this seem to be something set up by those who are actually pro-life?

    Like, if you want you can go ahead and bypass all of these requirements that are normally in place to help you make the decision to "do the right thing" (quotes because the words are not mine and I feel it may be a bit sanctimonious to put ones views, however well intentioned, in that kind of framing... regardless of my own view on the matter), all you have to do to get your "safe and legal abortion" you've been clammoring about is to declare you are a literal Satanist.

    It seems like there is a deliberate attempt here to draw a connection between refusing to even consider preserving the fetal life and literally worshiping Satan. Sort of a "we want you to be psychologically aware, even subconsciously, that you are a bad person because you had to declare yourself as against God to do such a thing. But if you are willing to do it, fine, you can have it your way".

    I've always interpreted these "Satan" cult as more of an "Athiest backed" endevour where the Satanist thing is used ironically. A bit of a middle finger and a 'screw you, we don't need God to be good people. We are good people, and we just see things differently' to the people who insist that goodness comes from religion and the recognition of God.

    In this different light, I actually see it as likely these billboards and movements are actually the religious movement going about it a different way and saying "Yes, you have a right to be safe if you insist on getting an abortion even though we will never admit it. So we will give you that avenue if you admit you are Godless".

    Seems petty to me. Sorry if that went a bit long and into revelations territory.

    • Elusis says:

      Perhaps... you might want to lay down the stick you're holding. I think you're grasping it from the wrong end.

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