Sunday, May 03, 2015

Abortionists, Satanists Team Up vs. Missouri Law

Satanists in St. Louis, seizing the recent Supreme Court religious liberty Hobby Lobby decision, will be backing an anonymous adherent called "Mary" in a battle against a new state law restricting abortion.  Rallying behind the Satanists are the abortion advocates.
“[As] a faith community that ascribes to seven central tenets that track closely with humanism, [we are] seeking a religious exemption from Missouri’s 72-hour abortion waiting period on the grounds that the law violates [our] sincerely held beliefs about bodily autonomy.”
-- St. Louis chapter of the Satanic Temple
For background, read Democrat Governor Abortion Veto Nixed by Missouri Lawmakers

Also, click headlines below to read previous articles:

Satan vs. God Is Supreme Court Justice's Decision

Satanists For Abortion Shout Down Texas Christians

Pope Francis Warns of Satan; Media, Take Heed!

Also read of the nationwide influence of The Satanic Temple

-- From "Missouri Satanist: 72-hour waiting period for abortions violates my ‘sincerely held religious beliefs’" by Travis Gettys, Raw Story 4/30/15

The woman, identified only as Mary by her local Satanic Temple, said she regards the waiting period as “a state sanctioned attempt to discourage abortion” and plans to challenge the law on religious grounds, reported the Friendly Atheist blog.

The waiting period places an “unnecessary burden” on her religious belief that her body is subject to her will alone, she said.

“The waiting period interferes with the inviolability of my body and thereby imposes an unwanted and substantial burden on my sincerely held religious beliefs,” she said.

The Satanic Temple [TST] set up a GoFundMe page to help Mary pay transportation and lodging costs to travel hundreds of miles to St. Louis, where the state’s only abortion provider is located.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "How should Satanists deal with mandatory abortion waiting periods?" by Lucien Greaves (a.k.a. Doug Mesner), The Satanic Temple, posted at Orlando Weekly 5/1/15

The Hobby Lobby ruling, affirming that the corporation’s “deeply held beliefs” allowed them to declare certain contraceptives as abortifacients when in fact they were not, set a precedent whereby TST could firmly declare a protected belief in the illegitimacy of anti-abortion state-mandated [informed consent laws].

Recently, a member of The Satanic Temple informed us that she soon intends to present our exemption letter as she seeks an abortion in the state of Missouri. However, in Missouri, women seeking abortions are faced with a problem far more dire than that of insulting and inaccurate state propaganda: they are also required a 3-day (72 hour) waiting period for the procedure. With only one clinic in the state, those traveling a substantial distance often are forced to take significant time away from work while paying for overnight lodging. In response, we are providing an exemption from the waiting period, similar to the exemption from Informed Consent materials.

. . . One’s body is subject to one’s own will alone, therefore the process by which one arrives at decisions related to one’s body should never be subjected to the degrading arbitrary whims of petty, pious politicians. The 72 hour waiting period is nothing more than an offensive, intentional imposition upon a deeply personal decision-making process. There is no medical justification for the waiting period, only the ignorant hope that some women may — some time within that 72 hours — only then first consider the ramifications of their choice, consequently reversing course.

. . . We shall seek to defend our exemptions in court if they are not respected. . . .

To read the entire opinion column above, CLICK HERE.

From "Satanist woman plans to claim ‘religious freedom’ in order to get around the required 72-hour waiting period" by Cassy Fiano, Live Action News 4/30/15

Three states currently require a 72-hour waiting period before having an abortion: Utah, South Dakota, and Missouri. . . . A Missouri woman going by the name of ‘Mary’ is a Satanist, who plans on claiming that the state’s 72-hour waiting period is a violation of her religious freedom.  [She wrote to her abortionist (Planned Parenthood):]
As you know, state law requires a waiting period after I first receive counseling before I can undergo an abortion. I regard a waiting period as a state sanctioned attempt to discourage abortion by instilling an unnecessary burden as part of the process to obtain this legal medical procedure. The waiting period interferes with the inviolability of my body and thereby imposes an unwanted and substantial burden on my sincerely held religious beliefs.

This letter constitutes my acknowledgment that you have notified me of the state mandated waiting period, but demands that you do not abide by this obligation because the waiting period offends my sincerely held religious beliefs, which take precedent.
So basically, being pro-abortion is now a religious belief, plain and simple. . . .

To read the entire opinion column above, CLICK HERE.

In addition, read Planned Parenthood Prays (to their god) for More Abortions and also read Mississippi Abortionist: God Called Me to Kill Babies as well as Liberal Clergy Praise 'Compassionate Abortions'

And read President Obama Provokes Second 'In God We Trust' Movement