In May of 2015, The Satanic Temple filed two lawsuits against the state of Missouri on behalf of Mary Doe, a pregnant woman seeking an abortion. On religious grounds, we object to the 72-hour waiting period she was forced to endure as well as the mandatory reading material she was given which claims that life begins at conception.
On October 3, 2017, the Missouri Court of Appeals transferred our case to the Missouri State Supreme Court. In their decision, the judges wrote: “We believe this case raises real and substantial constitutional claims.”
This acknowledgment is a huge victory for The Satanic Temple and is very encouraging for all defenders of reproductive rights. We have been funding this lawsuit with our own resources and from contributions of supporters. We greatly need additional contributions to help us continue this legal battle in the State Supreme Court.
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To learn more about these lawsuits: religiousreproductiverights.com
One should strive to act with compassion and empathy towards all creatures in accordance with reason.
The struggle for justice is an ongoing and necessary pursuit that should prevail over laws and institutions.
One’s body is inviolable, subject to one’s own will alone.
The freedoms of others should be respected, including the freedom to offend.
To willfully and unjustly encroach upon the freedoms of another is to forgo your own.
Beliefs should conform to our best scientific understanding of the world. We should take care never to distort scientific facts to fit our beliefs.
People are fallible. If we make a mistake, we should do our best to rectify it and resolve any harm that may have been caused.
Every tenet is a guiding principle designed to inspire nobility in action and thought.
The spirit of compassion, wisdom, and justice should always prevail over the written or spoken word.