Defending Planned Parenthood in Texas
Although we have no specific actions planned yet, we are keeping an eye on the dire situation here in Austin and the recent moves to try to block funding to Planned Parenthood. This is clearly part of a religiously-based attack on women’s rights to have access to health care and make informed decisions about their own bodies. We will be ready if this plan comes to fruition, and we will fight back.
Fetal Remains Rule Exemption
In response to the absurd new proposed rule that fetal remains be buried or cremated, The Satanic Temple has issued an official statement of non-compliance:
“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’s perfectly clear the demand for fetal tissue burial is a punitive measure imposed by sadistic theocrats. It’s clear these officials deem harassment an acceptable form of pushing their misguided religious agendas.”
If you are interested in getting forms for claiming exemption to this rule, or if you are in a situation where this rule personally impacts you and you need legal advice on how to exercise your constitutional right to non-compliance, please contact us.
You can also help us to battle insulting and religiously-based anti-abortion laws across the nation by donating to our Religious Rights Legal Aid Fund.
After School Satan Club
Right now our national organization is fighting battles in multiple states to ensure that any school that allows Christian evangelicals to indoctrinate children using “Good News Clubs” will also allow us to balance that position by offering an “After School Satan Club” as an alternative religious activity for students. You can help out greatly by donating to the After School Satan Club fund, which will allow us to expand out efforts and bring this healthy and educational experience to more schools.