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The Satanic Temple Offers A Way For Texan Women To Legally Have An Abortion After 6 Weeks

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The Satanic Temple Offers A Way For Texan Women To Legally Have An Abortion After 6 Weeks

The Satanic Temple is offering women in Texas a way to legally have an abortion after six weeks.

The US state brought in some of, if not, the most restrictive laws for terminating a pregnancy and it has forced many women to fear for their future.

Under the ruling introduced on September 1, women can't get an abortion after the baby has reached six weeks, even if the pregnancy was the result of rape or incest.

People have also been offered $10,000 bounties to dob in anyone who 'aides or abets' a woman trying to terminate her baby after six weeks

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The only time it's legally available is if there is a threat to the mother's life.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Many campaigners, groups, organisations and people around the world have been shocked at the new legislation.

However, The Satanic Temple is trying to use Texas' legislature against the conservative politicians who brought in the so-called 'heartbeat bill'.

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The Massachusetts-based group has filed a letter with the US Food and Drug Administration saying that women in Texas are legally allowed to take an abortion pill if they belong to their organisation.

They have argued that the Misoprostol and Mifepristone pills can be taken in accordance with the Religious Freedom Restoration Act during an abortion ceremony.

Credit: The Satanic Temple/Facebook
Credit: The Satanic Temple/Facebook

This law was brought in to allow Native Americans to use the banned substance peyote in religious ceremonies because it's a part of their culture.

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Lucien Greaves, the Temple's spokesman and co-founder, said in a statement: "I am sure Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton - who famously spends a good deal of his time composing press releases about Religious Liberty issues in other states - will be proud to see that Texas's robust Religious Liberty laws, which he so vociferously champions, will prevent future Abortion Rituals from being interrupted by superfluous government restrictions meant only to shame and harass those seeking an abortion.

"The battle for abortion rights is largely a battle of competing religious viewpoints, and our viewpoint that the nonviable fetus is part of the impregnated host is fortunately protected under Religous Liberty laws."

The Temple has been staunchly trying to defend abortion rights in the US and even filed a case with the Supreme Court to overturn similar restrictions in Missouri.

The jury is out on whether Texas will allow women to take the two standard abortion pills if they say they belong to the Satanic Temple.

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Topics: Texas, News, abortion

Stewart Perrie
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