Matt Archbold graduated from Saint Joseph’s University in 1995. He is a former journalist who left the newspaper business to raise his five children. He writes for the Creative Minority Report.
A 22 year old pregnant Satanist going by the name "Mary" is claiming in a new lawsuit that the state’s waiting period for abortion stands against her religion.
She's appealing to the state's Religious Freedom Restoration Act as the legal means to procure an abortion quickly. The Satanic temple to which she belongs is doing its best to raise funds for the legal battle.
The lawsuit itself is chilling as it states that "For purposes of this petition, an ”unborn child” that is not ”viable” is referred to as “Tissue.” It states that her "deeply held religious beliefs" should pertain to the inviolability of her body.
"Her inviolable body includes the Tissue; She alone decides whether to remove the Tissue from her inviolable body; and She may, in good conscience, have the Tissue removed from her inviolable body without regard to the current or future condition of the Tissue," the suit states. "Plaintiff has, in the exercise of the Tenets, decided to immediately remove the Tissue from her body and without regard to its current or future condition."
The lawsuit says that the state "requires that prior to implementing her Decision, Plaintiff be presented with printed materials that expressly state, 'Abortion will terminate the life of a separate, unique, living human being.”
Mary Doe, according to the lawsuit, "does not believe, as a matter of her deeply held religious beliefs, that the Tissue is a 'life of a separate, unique, living human being,' because the best scientific understanding of the world does not support that proposition."
What science is she talking about? At the moment of conception, the unborn child has a unique DNA. That's science. Anything else is just propaganda.
"Plaintiff does not believe, as a matter of her deeply held religious beliefs, that removing the Tissue from her body terminates 'the life of a separate, unique, living human being,' because one of her Tenets is her inviolable body includes the Tissue" the lawsuit continues.
It seems to me we all knew which side of the abortion debate Satan was rooting for. I just didn't think it would take him this long to find a lawyer.