Texas has passed one of the most ridiculous abortion laws I have ever heard of. They are forcing women to pay for either cremation, or burial and a funeral for their fetuses that have been aborted or miscarried.
The Satanic Temple has come to the rescue for Texan women.
A Satanic Temple spokesman, Lucien Greaves, had this to say about the Texas law:
“Texas health officials are boldly imposing the view that the fetal tissue is elevated to personhood — a religious opinion that conflicts with our own. If Texas is going to treat the disposal of fetal tissue differently from the disposal of any other biological material, in contradiction to our own religious beliefs, they need to present a compelling state interest for doing so. Of course, there is no such state interest, and it is obvious to everyone that the demand for fetal tissue burial is a punitive measure imposed by sadistic theocrats. These officials deem harassment an acceptable form of pushing their misguided religious agendas.”
They are using the right-wingers’ own logic against them. The Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) says that people shouldn’t be allowed to do something that violates their religious beliefs. They rightly believe that a fetus or embryo is not a person.
I hope they take it to court and get this stupidity overturned.
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