The Satanic Temple in Texas is suing the state due to new abortion restrictions

Originally published at: The Satanic Temple in Texas is suing the state due to new abortion restrictions | Boing Boing

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On behalf of TST member “Ann Doe,” TST is suing the state of Texas for imposing medically unnecessary abortion regulations including a sonogram, a forced decision to reject the ‘opportunity’ of seeing the sonogram results, the forced listening to a narrative of the sonogram results, and a mandatory waiting period between the sonogram and the abortion.

It’s like the torture is more important than saving a fetus.

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It’s like a government takeover of healthcare might be necessary. Cause, you know, “life.”

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Finally, a religion that does some good in the world!

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It’s clever, it’s funny, but a 6-3 SCOTUS majority will blithely slap this down as “farcical” and “not a true religion.” (Maybe even 7-2, if Breyer hasn’t read The Ginburg Recalcitrance and stays on past 2022.)

The same way they told Native Americans that their 5000 year old tradition of consuming peyote buttons wasn’t traditional enough to warrant protection.

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Wrong thread?

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Oops, how did that happen? Sheesh. Thanks for the h/u.

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Said it before, I’ll say it again: The cruelty IS the purpose!

I love the way the Satanic Temple uses the GOP’s own sacred cows against them.

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My hunch is that they anticipate not winning this lawsuit, which in turn might give them the ability to challenge other rulings against established religions. But of course the best case scenario is that they are successful in this particular challenge

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Doing the lord’s work.

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Sorta disappointed in the FSM adherents for not suing to wear a metal strainer over the stomach to protect the fetus during sonogram.

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There was a group in the '90s called the Church of Euthanasia that would show up to counterprotests with signs that said things like FETUSES ARE FOR SCRAPING

The idea was to keep the Overton window wide open by publicly taking the most extreme position possible, but that might not work in today’s media environment

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Bless ‘em

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In the Christian Bible, there is a passage in which God indicates the scenario in which an abortion is required to be initiated and provides the instructions on how to do it. (If a woman is pregnant and it is suspected that it’s not her husband’s.)

Which means it would be great if a rebel Christian group joined forces with the Satanic Temple on this, just to increase the pressure of opposition.

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Did they? I would be interested in learning more about this. Although it would hardly be a surprise to find peyote use goes back a long way, the tradition I know about is the Native American Church, which only goes back to the 1800s. Even so I understand they are specifically exempt from it being a controlled substance. Is that a reversal of some previous decision, or are there other traditions that it ignores that you’re referring to?

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The IRS granted the Satanic temple tax exempt status, so…

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