Texas pro-choice advocates have been offered a faint light of hope this week, perhaps from an unexpected source – Satanists.
The Satanic Temple, allegedly in the name of religious freedom, has violently countered the state’s recent strict abortion ban legislation.
A Massachusetts-based religious group has filed a letter with the US Food and Drug Administration to claim that abortion is a religious right of its members.
The Satanic Temple is under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), which was created to give Native Americans access to peyote for ceremonial use, and its members with the abortion drug misoprostol without regulatory measures. He insisted that access to Misoprostol should be granted.
Lucien Greaves, a spokesman for the Devil’s Temple, said in a statement. “Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, famous for spending a lot of time writing press releases on the issue of religious freedom in other states, is a very vocal advocate of Texas. You will be proud to be blocked by strong religious freedom laws. Future religious freedom will only be ashamed and harassed by those seeking abortion, as it will be interrupted by unnecessary government restrictions. It was the purpose. “
He reports that Satanists retain physical autonomy and the sacredness of science, and that the “ritual” of abortion is an important part of their beliefs. luck..
“Fortunately, our view that the fight for the right to abortion is a battle of predominantly competing religious views and that the non-survivable foetation is part of the fertilized host is under religious freedom. Protected by, “he said.
The Texas Heartbeat Act, which came into force on September 1, bans abortions six weeks after pregnancy and empowers civilians to sue those who “help and abort” subsequent abortions.
Very restrictive legislation does not make an exception for pregnancies due to rape or incest, but it does allow for certified emergency care.
Medical authorities have criticized inaccurate references to heart rate legislation because embryos have an underdeveloped heart at 6 weeks gestation.
In a statement released on Twitter, the Temple of the Devil said: If TX judges comply with the Constitution and case law, those who share our deep beliefs will be exempt from improper state efforts to limit access to abortion services. “
The Devil’s Temple, founded in 2013, has a record of its activities. Its mission is to “encourage mercy and empathy, deny tyrannical authority, defend practical common sense, oppose injustice, and pursue noble pursuits.”