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.”HAIL SATAN.
Ala Keller and Klementyna Dmowska in “Hinterland” / Photographed by Szymon Brodziak / For Schön! Magazine #23 2014
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.
The sculture seems to be featured on the album sleeve of the new Arcade Fire album “Reflektor”.
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.
i’m going to be the most put together girlfriend ever i’m going to talk to my boy like don’t forget to pick up milk did you take your vitamins we have a stretching class at five have you killed king duncan yet
Mechanical celestial globe at the British Museum, from Kassel, Germany, 1575
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