(Washington Examiner) -- What offends a Satanist? Apparently, it's what also offends an abortionist – any mention of an unborn child's humanity.
"Mary Doe," an anonymous member of a group calling itself the Satanic Temple, has instigated a lawsuit alleging that Missouri's informed consent for abortion law violates her religious beliefs. She says that the statute's requirements impose Christian tenets on her and, as such, are unconstitutional. Her case, after having been dismissed by a trial court, has now reached the Missouri Supreme Court on appeal.
At the heart of the lawsuit is the statement that abortion terminates a human life. Doe asserts that for the government to publish this empirical fact in a booklet given to women considering abortion is to foist a religious doctrine upon them. In other words, according to this litigant, calling a being who is undeniably human a human being is wrong.
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