Post by sevenofnine on May 14, 2015 15:12:40 GMT -5
Here crazy story that I saw on Al Jazeera America Faultines
Legal jam is can you Satanist woman could get abortion following same rule in Missouri well apparently she is arguing
The Satanic Temple’s bid to allow a Missouri follower to circumvent state laws restricting abortion may soon become a class-action lawsuit, the woman’s legal counsel said Wednesday.
Court documents filed Monday and obtained by Al Jazeera argue that, as a Satanist, a woman referred to as “Mary Doe” should not have to undergo the state’s mandatory 72-hour wait period, be offered an ultrasound to listen to a potential heartbeat and receive requisite informational materials that her attorneys say are designed to dissuade her from the procedure.
The Satanic Temple, an organization that has long sought to bolster the separation between church and state — most notably through an ongoing bid to place a Satanic monument next to the Ten Commandments statue on the Oklahoma state Capitol lawn — hopes to “leverage” Missouri’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act, said Temple spokesman Lucien Greaves, who is also known by his legal name, Doug Mesner.
The documents say Missouri’s abortion restrictions contravene the group's religious tenets, which hold “her body is inviolable and subject to her will alone” and that “she makes any decision regarding her health based on the best scientific understanding of the world.”
Attorneys are waiting for a court date when the state and Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon will have to argue either against the sincerity of Doe’s religious convictions or her exemption from state law, said W. James Mac Naughton, one of Doe’s attorneys.
Nixon’s office did not respond to