Satan v. the People

One of the truest adages in politics is the one about “strange bedfellows.”  So it should come as no surprise that saddling up beside pro-abortion Democrats is a Satanist group. 

LifeSiteNews reports that the “Satanic Temple” of New York is suing the state of Missouri, claiming the state’s abortion laws violate the group’s First Amendment rights to freedom of religion. 

The suit identifies abortion as an essential religious duty for Satanists.

Missouri's "informed consent" law educates women about the facts of abortion and what's going on inside her body, and its 72-hour waiting period between initial contact and the major surgery of abortion is intended to give mothers time to think the information over before having irreversible, elective surgical procedure.

The individual that the Satanists are using to bring their lawsuit, "Mary Doe," went to the St. Louis Planned Parenthood pregnant, and submitted a letter stating that her religious beliefs in Satanism require no informed consent and no waiting period before abortion. 

She demanded, on religious grounds, "to have an abortion today -- now -- and without further review of the [informed consent] Booklet."  Her letter explained her belief that "both as a religious and a scientific matter... an abortion will not terminate the life of a separate, unique, living human being."

The federal lawsuit, filed Tuesday, says the Constitution's freedom of religion includes the "Freedom to Believe When Human Life Begins," regardless of the scientific facts, medical information and basic biology presented in Missouri's "informed consent" materials.

As disconnected from logic and reason as their arguments are, given the Supreme Court’s recent rulings on gay marriage (a new right springing into existence) and Obamacare (state exchanges actually mean state or federal exchanges), the Satanists’ suit can’t be simply dismissed.  Perhaps the devil is in the details! 

Seriously and soberly, the identification of “abortion as an essential religious duty for Satanists” is chilling.  All the more so given the revelations of Planned Parenthood trafficking in the body parts of babies.  And the nonchalant, unemotional manner in which Dr. Nucatola discussed it…sipping a glass of red wine, in the spirit of Dr. Mengele.

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