The notorious ‘Satanic Temple’ is now reportedly attempting to sue the state of Indiana over its new pro-life law which places new restrictions on abortion.
The lawsuit, filed on September 21, listed as defendants the Indiana Republican Governor Eric Holcomb and Attorney General Todd Rokita.
The Satanic Temple, which is headquartered in deep blue Salem, Massachusetts, claims to have more than 1.5 million followers worldwide. It claims that more than 11,300 of its members are currently living in Indiana.
“Members of TST hold the religious belief that an unwanted zygote, blastocyst, embryo, or nonviable fetus should be removed from the body of a pregnant woman. This belief is grounded in TST Tenet III that a woman’s body is inviolable, subject to her own will alone” the lawsuit attempted to claim.
Following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade in June, a number of left-wing and Democratic groups and organizations have joined the Satanic Temple in protesting new pro-life laws enacted in many conservative states. The White House has also joined the Satanic Temple in expressing its vocal outrage over Indiana’s new abortion restrictions.
The new Indiana legislation went into effect on September 15. Exceptions to the new laws have been granted in cases of rape, incest, and/or if the life of the mother is at risk.
The group has also filed a lawsuit in Texas, were it is seeking to undermine a similar law.