Missouri Satanist, Forced to Wait 72 Hours Before Abortion, Says in Lawsuit Her Religious Freedom is Being Violated

Last week, I wrote about “Mary,” a Missouri native who wants an abortion but has to navigate an unnecessary obstacle.

… Planned Parenthood of St. Louis is currently the only abortion provider in the state. Not only does Mary live hundreds of miles away, but there is also a dehumanizing 72 hour waiting period between her initial appointment and the procedure itself. This means that Mary must either find lodging or make the trip twice. She doesn’t have the means to do this.

As it turns out, though, Missouri also has its own version of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act which provides a defense for people who believe the law restricts their free exercise of religion.

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Texas Senate Passes Bill Removing Abortion Coverage from Health Insurance Plans, Even for Rape Victims

Texas Republicans still don’t give a shit about women:

The Texas Senate voted Tuesday to eliminate insurance coverage for abortion through private insurance plans and plans purchased through the federal health care exchange.

Sen. Larry Taylor (above) sponsored SB 575 because he doesn’t want anyone to have to pay for abortion coverage if they don’t want to:

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Texas GOP Rep. Matt Schaefer Wants to Force Women to Give Birth… Even When the Fetus Has No Chance of Survival

The war on women is still going strong in Texas.

In a bill concerning the operations of Texas Department of State Health Services, State Rep. Matt Schaefer (below) recently threw in an unbelievable amendment that would ban abortions if the “fetus has a severe and irreversible abnormality.”

In other words, even if a fetus has no chance of survival, Schaefer believes a woman should be forced to carry it to term.

Because Jesus.

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Missouri Woman, a Satanist, Will Claim “Religious Freedom” to Get Out of 72-Hour Abortion Waiting Period

“Mary” is a Missouri native who wants an abortion… but there are a couple of big obstacles in that state:

… Planned Parenthood of St. Louis is currently the only abortion provider in the state. Not only does Mary live hundreds of miles away, but there is also a dehumanizing 72 hour waiting period between her initial appointment and the procedure itself. This means that Mary must either find lodging or make the trip twice. She doesn’t have the means to do this.

That’s from a GoFundMe page to help cover her costs. But beyond that, The Satanic Temple, to which Mary belongs, is trying to work around the 72-hour waiting period that women are required to go through by invoking the “religious freedom” argument.

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Valerie Tarico Explains, in an Excellent Article, Why She’s Pro-Abortion

Valerie Tarico does an excellent job at Salon explaining why she’s not simply pro-choice, but pro-abortion:



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