Satanic Temple Aligns With Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood rally. (Youtube screenshot/Secular Talk)


Religion Reporter


The Satanic Temple allied with Planned Parenthood in Missouri, relying on religious freedoms to argue against abortion restrictions while Planned Parenthood wages its own legal battle.

The Satanic Temple appealed the dismissal of a 2015 Satanist abortion case Monday, and will challenge two of Missouri’s abortion laws Sept. 20, as Planned Parenthood works to gain licensing for four more clinics to provide abortions, according to The Kansas City Star. The laws in question require women seeking abortions to read pro-life literature and to wait 72 hours before aborting their unborn babies.

The Satanists’ arguments spawned from their appeal of the 2015 case involving a pregnant Satanist, “Mary Doe,” who unsuccessfully tried to use a religious waiver to avoid the state’s required literature and waiting period. A federal judge dismissed the case in 2016 on the grounds that the woman was no longer pregnant and that all the law required of her was to read information with which she disagreed.

Representatives of the Satanic Temple argued that Missouri’s abortion laws violate the 1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act, as they allegedly force Satanists to violate two of their core tenets, namely, “one’s body is inviolable, subject to one’s own will alone,” and “beliefs should conform to our best scientific understanding of the world.”

As the Satanists wage their legal battle for abortion on the religious front, Planned Parenthood has also gained victories. A federal district judge ruled in Planned Parenthood’s favor July 18, and issued an injunction to prevent state officials from enforcing a requirement that those who perform abortions must have hospital admitting privileges. The court ordered the Missouri Department of Health and Human Services to quickly issue licenses for abortion clinics in four different cities, according to the Columbia Daily Tribune.

The Satanic Temple appealed the Mary Doe case soon after the court issued the injunction against the admitting privileges requirement,

Representatives from Planned Parenthood in Missouri did not respond for comment in time for publication, and have not made any public statements to distance themselves from the Satanic Temple’s alliance.

Follow Joshua on Twitter

Content created by The Daily Caller News Foundation is available without charge to any eligible news publisher that can provide a large audience. For licensing opportunities of our original content, please contact

Related posts


free slots June 30, 2020 at 5:51 am

sugarhouse casino online nj

real money online casinos usa

online casino real money paypal July 2, 2020 at 7:41 am

best online casinos that payout

play casino online

viagra pill July 4, 2020 at 6:46 am

generic for viagra

cheapest generic viagra

best online casino for money July 8, 2020 at 1:28 pm

online casino real money us

casino games online

short term loans July 13, 2020 at 2:33 pm

instant loans

online loans

installment loans July 19, 2020 at 1:37 pm

personal loan

personal loans

viagra pills July 22, 2020 at 2:10 pm

viagra cost

viagra prescription

cialis to buy July 25, 2020 at 4:57 pm

new cialis

cialis to buy

cialis 5 mg July 29, 2020 at 1:50 pm

cialis to buy

cialis generic

generic for cialis July 31, 2020 at 10:25 pm

5 mg cialis

cialis generic

5 mg cialis August 3, 2020 at 12:52 pm

generic for cialis

new cialis

cialis buy August 6, 2020 at 8:11 pm

20 cialis

cialis internet

casino slots August 9, 2020 at 7:41 pm

casino games win real money

online casino real money

chumba casino August 13, 2020 at 1:01 pm

online casino games

free slots

casino online August 17, 2020 at 4:52 am

online casino games

online casino usa

casinos August 21, 2020 at 3:38 am

hollywood casino

online casino games

sildenafil 20 mg August 24, 2020 at 2:45 am

cheapest viagra online

viagra pill

online pharmacy viagra August 26, 2020 at 4:12 am

viagra coupon

viagra online canada

generic for viagra August 29, 2020 at 7:17 am

generic viagra reviews

generic viagra

cialis tadalafil September 1, 2020 at 3:37 pm

cialis tadalafil

cialis tadalafil

best casino online September 19, 2020 at 4:13 am

free slots

gambling casino

Buy viagra online cheap November 19, 2020 at 11:08 pm

Generic viagra usa

Viagra australia

Leave a Comment