Satanist wins transfer of her abortion rights case to the Missouri Supreme Court

A Missouri woman who is an adherent of the Satanic Temple won a victory in court last week in her quest to show that state abortion law violates her religious beliefs.

The Western District Court of Appeals ruled in her favor Tuesday, writing that her constitutional challenge — rare for its basis in religion — presented “a contested matter of right that involves fair doubt and reasonable room for disagreement.”

The woman, identified as Mary Doe in court documents, argued that her religion does not adhere to the idea that life begins at conception, and, because of that, the prerequisites for an abortion in Missouri are unconstitutionally violating her freedom of religion protected by the First Amendment.

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  • Blacksmith

    Then she won’t mind if they abort her for killing innocent children if she has had an abortion.

  • Alain

    A return to the Dark Ages with the rejection of scientific fact: anything not alive at conception would not develop. In fact in the natural world should the foetus at such an early stage die, it is naturally aborted. Of all the arguments to present to defend the right to kill an unborn child, this has to be the most regressive.

    • I once proposed an argument against abortion in my human rights class that totally floored my ethics professor (eliciting a special “talking-to” after class). I proposed that if there was nothing unethical about aborting human fetuses, then there was likewise nothing unethical about aborting polar bear fetuses and whale fetuses.

    • The left – replacing reality with wishful thinking, bathos and sophistry since the age of the Romantics…
      Imagine there’s no countries
      It isn’t hard to do
      Nothing to kill or die for
      And no religion too
      Imagine all the people living life in peace…
      -John Lennon

  • canminuteman

    Does this mean we have to let Azteks perform human sacrifice? It is a religious rite for them after all.

    • Billy Bob Thornton

      Cortez did human sacrifice along with the US killed a hundred million natives. The Old World, meaning Europe and Asia, has more blood on its hands than any other groupings of peoples on Earth. To suggest otherwise means turning a blind eye to the atrocities of the British, Romans, Spanish, Vikings, Germans, Persians, Huns, Mongols, French, etc.

      • The U.S. killed 100 million Natives? There were never 100 million Natives in the U.S. There were only about 10 million Natives in the entire Western hemisphere when Columbus landed.

        • Watchman

          The US was never the same after the European destroyed the tractors and combine harvesters and ripped up the freeways that the natives used to support their 100 million population.

          • 10 million Natives (each tribe with a different language, culture, religion, economy, social structure, etc.) lived on about 43 million square kilometers of territory stretching from the Arctic to Tierra del Fuego. I don’t know the stats, but I imagine the Western Hemisphere was probably the most sparsely populated place on earth when Columbus got here. In fact it is still sparsely populated compared to the rest of the world — the entire Western Hemisphere has a population of about 800 million today. I think the rest of the world has about six billion.

    • Yes it does mean that — and we are already doing it with violent Islam. Having studied the Aztecs (whose religion was more ritualistic than intrinsically violent), if I had to chose between the two I would much rather live under the Aztecs than Islamists. The descendants of the Aztecs converted to Christianity!

  • BillyHW

    In a just world this Satanic cunt would have been executed for murdering her own children.

    • Billy Bob Thornton

      Abortion is the law of the land in Western countries. Either they have safe abortions or the mother and the unborn entity will be threatened.

      • BillyHW

        Oh look, a Satanist!

      • An old argument that doesn’t stand up to scrutiny.

        One case in point: Kermit Gosnell.

      • Your brain works funny. How can you “threaten” an unborn “entity” that you don’t recognize as human in the first place? A mass of cells cannot have sentiments such as “fear” or being threatened. And why would that mass of cells feel less threatened by being aborted and dumped in a garbage pail, than it would if it were left alone in the security of the womb? Your brain works funny.

        • shasta

          Threaten – put at risk – there is no sentiment or emotion associated with it; thus inanimate objects can both threaten and be threatening.

    • If women are not emotionally and mentally competent at an adult level, Billy, then they can’t be held morally or criminally responsible for their actions. Choose one.

      • BillyHW

        You think you’re being clever, don’t you?

        • It’s nothing more than a passionate devotion to logic.

          • BillyHW

            Well your heart is in the right place, at least.

          • Why did you vote up the misogynist mamba? Oh well, your heart is in the right place. 😉

  • Consider that this is her mission in life.

    Some people try to find cures for diseases or invent new products.

    This b!#ch defies science and basic human decency and campaigns for abortion.