Satanists want to use Hobby Lobby decision to exempt women from anti-abortion laws


In a statement, the Satanic Temple said that it will use the Supreme Court’s recent Hobby Lobby decision to exempt its believers from state-mandated informed consent laws that require women considering abortions to read pro-life material.

Informed consent or “right to know” laws state that women seeking elective abortions be provided with information about alternatives to the procedure, often couched in language that attempts to personify the fetus. According to the Guttmacher Institute, 35 states currently have informed consent laws, and of those, 33 require that the woman be told the gestational age of the fetus.

In some states, that information consists of pro-life propaganda that links abortion to a higher incidence of breast and ovarian cancers, or discusses “post-abortion syndrome,” a mental condition not recognized by any major medical or psychiatric organization.

Because the Satanic Temple bases its belief “regarding personal health…on the best scientific understanding of the world, regardless of the religious or political beliefs of others,” it claims that state-mandated information with no basis in scientific fact violates its “religious” beliefs.

Spokesperson Lucien Greaves said that the Supreme Court’s recent Hobby Lobby decision bolsters their case. “While we feel we have a strong case for an exemption regardless of the Hobby Lobby ruling,” he said, “the Supreme Court has decided that religious beliefs are so sacrosanct that they can even trump scientific fact. This was made clear when they allowed Hobby Lobby to claim certain contraceptives were abortifacients, which in fact they are not.”


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"Potter has done too much for me for me to ever want to shit all over it. I’m never going to say: ‘Don’t ask me questions about that’. I remember reading an interview with Robert Smith from The Cure. Somebody said to him: ‘Why do you still wear all that makeup, don’t you feel a bit past it?’ And he said: ‘There are still 14-year-olds coming to see The Cure for the first time, dressed like that. I’d never want to make them feel silly.’ It’s a similar thing with Potter. People are still discovering those books and films. It would be awful for them to find out the people involved had turned their backs on it. Though sometimes, people do come up and say ‘I loved you in The Woman in Black,’ which is really sweet. That’s them knowing that it matters to me that I’ve done other stuff."

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Ala Keller and Klementyna Dmowska in “Hinterland” / Photographed by Szymon Brodziak / For Schön! Magazine #23 2014

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Auguste Rodin (French sculptor, 1840-1917), Orpheus and Eurydice, c. 1887-1893. Marble, height 50 in. (127 cm). Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA.

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It depicts the mythological story of Orpheus, a musician and poet, and his wife, the nymph Eurydice, who dies after a satyr tries to rape her. Orpheus, overcome with grief, travels to the underwold to save his love from the dead. With help of his music he convinces the god of the underworld to release Eurydice, on the condition that he should walk in front of her, not being allowed to look at her until they both reach the upper world. Unfortunately, Orpheus in his delight turns around as soon as he reaches the surface, forgetting that she is supposed to be in upper world as well. And so, she disappears again - this time forever.

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Model : Katiucha Riabenko

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Photographer : Margarita Kareva

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"Queen of kings " by Nyree Mackenzie for Moustache magazine

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Mechanical celestial globe at the British Museum, from Kassel, Germany, 1575 

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Dolce & Gabbana frescoe inspired details, Fall/Winter 2013/2014 RTW

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