Texas recently passed the latest bill to fight against abortion in the state. If you haven't already heard, the bill is a heartbeat legislation which bans all abortion beyond 6 weeks into a pregnancy.
The Satanic Temple (TST) is not happy about the move by Texas to save unborn children from the hands of abortion providers.
Satanists are arguing the new law will restrict their freedom of religious practice. These Satanists having actually referred to the killing of a child as, "religious abortion rituals", also believe abortions are a deep-rooted component of their religion, which can be found on the TST website.
The Daily Wire reported,
The Satanists argue that the law restricts their right to free religious practice, referring to abortions as a “religious abortion ritual” and “a ceremony rooted in our deeply-held beliefs” on the TST website.
“This ritual may be performed by our members as a way to fortify self-worth, instill confidence, and provide spiritual comfort,” the TST website adds. “The performance of the Satanic abortion ritual is protected by religious liberty laws. It exempts Satanists from fulfilling any medically unnecessary and unscientific requirement, such as mandatory waiting periods or unwanted sonograms, that interferes with the practice of our ritual.”
The group has now taken direct legal action to defend its members' rights in the legal system. The current laws in Texas are a direct threat and violate the rights of the people, TST members have stated in general.
In a sickening move by the Satanists, the day after they filed suit, they asked their members to carry out completely illegal abortions. The group has offered to help its members get an abortion within the first 24 weeks of a pregnancy.
The new Texas abortion law went into law on September 1st, 2021. The law is the first heartbeat law to not have a stay in the Supreme Court. Abortion clinics gave the courts a petition to continue giving abortions, however, the court has decided to litigate the law completely, before allowing any more abortions that would go against the current new law.