Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Well, well. Satanists to use Hobby Lobby to block pro-life propaganda

Satanist Temple Demands 'Hobby Lobby' Style Religious Exemptions From ...Satanists want Hobby Lobby-style religious exemption from anti-choice ...

Hobby Lobby store is seen in this June 30, 2014, file photo in ...Satanists Have Plans For Hobby Lobby Ruling + 4 Other Things to Know ...
  1. ... From Abortion Restrictions, Cite Hobby Lobby Ruling | ThinkProgress

Hm, not sure if the Catholic men on the Supreme Court saw this one coming.  But you know, unintended consequences and all.
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.

this is really going to backfire the hobby peoples claims and their religious beliefs are supporting Satanist, will they take responsibility as they should I don't see any difference in application to either side they are fighting a good fight but many will allow their definition to cloud the fact that they are saying something that IMO is correct.  I can see those who oppose setting their hair on fire crying foul but like they say on Perry Mason, "you opened the door".