01 May 2015

Satanism strikes again!

This is just too good.  A Satanist woman in Missouri, "Mary", who happens to be in need of an abortion, is using the fundies' own "religious freedom" law against them in an effort to circumvent the mandatory 72-hour waiting period.  Crooks and Liars has the whole story, including part of Mary's letter to her doctor, which shows the spirit of the best kind of Satanist:

My body is inviolable and subject to my will alone.....I regard a waiting period as a state sanctioned attempt to discourage abortion by instilling an unnecessary burden as part of the process to obtain this legal medical procedure. The waiting period interferes with the inviolability of my body and thereby imposes an unwanted and substantial burden on my sincerely held religious beliefs.

She also has a GoFundMe page to help cover travel expenses -- the nearest Planned Parenthood clinic is hundreds of miles away -- though as I write this it's unavailable and may have been taken down.

Mary is affiliated with The Satanic Temple (which has her story on its front page at the moment), a group which has repeatedly twisted the fundies' tails by using their own laws and clich├ęs against them.  They're out there publicly confronting and challenging Christianity in visible and meaningful ways, something not many groups (Satanist or otherwise) seem to have the guts to do these days.  They may not be everybody's cup of tea, but I'll be keeping a closer eye on them from here on.  Ave Satanus!


Blogger Andrew Hall said...

This is too good not to share.

02 May, 2015 02:38  
Blogger Shaw Kenawe said...

A Satanist's deeply held religious beliefs are as legitimate as any other religionist's deeply held beliefs.

This is a clever way to demonstrate how the majority religionists want to control those who are not part of their sect. I hope she succeeds.

02 May, 2015 08:02  
Blogger Ahab said...

Good. An example of fundamentalist Christians' "religious freedom" measures being used against their agenda.

02 May, 2015 18:49  
Blogger Infidel753 said...

Andrew: Please do!

Shaw: Of course, one shouldn't need to claim religion as a basis for one's right to make personal decisions -- but if that's the game the enemy wants to play, we've still got people who can play it better than they can.

Ahab: Funny how they never seem to expect that.

03 May, 2015 09:06  

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