Because he authored the final opinion on the overturning of Roe v. Wade last June, Massachusetts-based Satanic Temple is taking a vicious cultural swipe at Supreme Court Judge Samuel Alito saying it will provide free "religious medication abortion care" to those women seeking an abortion.
Fox10 Phoenix reported that the Satanic Temple—which says its doesn't believe in a literal Satan and describes itself as a non-theistic religious organization—will soon launch its first "reproductive health clinic" in New Mexico and says it "hopes to expand operations in other states in the wake of the Roe v. Wade decision.
The Satanic Temple is separate from the Church of Satan.
The organization will provide telehealth screenings and appointments, as well as prescribe abortion pills for its patients.
"In 1950, Samuel Alito's mother did not have options, and look what happened," Malcolm Jarry, the cofounder of The Satanic Temple, said in a statement. "Prior to 1973, doctors who performed abortions could lose their licenses and go to jail. The clinic's name serves to remind people just how important it is to have the right to control one's body and the potential ramifications of losing that right."
The clinic will be operated by licensed medical staff and will make its services available to New Mexico residents who are at least 17 years old, up to 11 weeks pregnant and are medically eligible for an abortion, Fox10 Phoenix reported.
The Satanic Temple claims that "satanic abortions" are protected by religious liberty laws. In accordance with the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, the Temple claims, first trimester abortions are now exempt from unnecessary regulations for all individuals practicing the Satanic Temple's religious abortion ritual.
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