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Women May Have Been Handed A Huge Abortion Rights Win, Thanks To... Satan??

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With all the attacks on women’s rights in this country coming from Christians, we guess it makes sense that it would be Satanists fighting back!
The Satanic Temple has been fighting a legal battle in Missouri over laws forcing women to jump through extra hoops to get abortions — making them one step closer to illegal.
Hilariously they’re using the infamous Religious Freedom Restoration Act — yep, the one businesses have been using to refuse service to the LGBT community — as their central argument.
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“Mary Doe” says she was forced to view an ultrasound of her fetus and read a “life begins at conception” pamphlet — as well as waiting 72 hours — before getting an abortion.
Her lawyer argues these medically unnecessary steps shouldn’t be forced upon her because she “adheres to principles of the Satanic temple” and “has deeply held religious beliefs that a nonviable fetus is not a separate human being but is part of her body and that abortion of a nonviable fetus does not terminate the life of a separate, unique, living human being.”
The Satanic Temple’s Jex Blackmore explained:

“The State has essentially established a religious indoctrination program intended to push a single ideological viewpoint. The law is intended to punish women who disagree with this opinion.
Missouri’s state-mandated informed consent booklets explicitly say that life begins at conception, which is a nonmedical religious viewpoint that many people disagree with. Forcing women to read this information and then wait 72-hours to consider the State’s opinion is a clear violation of the Establishment Clause.”

Ha! Everyone already knew this was just a way for the religious right to obstruct a woman’s right to choose — we just never thought someone would use their own religious protection laws against them!
The most shocking part? It looks like they may actually win their argument!
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After arguing their case to the Missouri Supreme Court on Wednesday, they are already claiming victory.
According to an audio recording in a press release by the Temple, justices asked the State’s lawyer if “it’s the position of the State that an ultrasound does not have to be conducted unless a person says they want the opportunity to hear the fetal heartbeat.”
Missouri’s Solicitor General D. John Sauer agreed that the State’s interpretation of the law is not that women should be forced to go through this, only offered the “opportunity.”
No official ruling has come down yet, but by that declaration they already have struck quite a blow for women’s rights.
BTW, the Satanic Temple does not believe in Satan as a literal being but as an inspiration for rebellion.
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Jan 25, 2018 20:37pm PDT