In the wake of Texas’ “Heartbeat Law” coming into effect, various people are exploring strategies to undermine it or have it done away with since it is stricter than Roe v. Wade. One of the groups doing this is The Satanic Temple (surprise, surprise), having asked the FDA to allow abortion-inducing drugs to be disseminated to Satanists without a prescription as is generally the norm, and taking Texas to court for… well, numerous things at this point. People who are outside The Satanic Temple have varying thoughts on the effectiveness of some of their strategies, and I have been a loyal member of The Satanic Temple for awhile so thought that I would add my two cents into the matter in, of all appropriate places, my own blog.
They’re trying. And we need that kind of effort to combat the questionable legality of this law. All of it.
I would rather see The Satanic Temple fail a few times, get back up again, dust itself off, and keep trying just to eventually be successful at undermining this law or even cutting it down at the knees than not see them try at all and not see anyone try. You can’t know if you’re ever going to be successful at something unless you try, although we already know that the United States — whether it ever cares to actually admit it or not — favors Christianity for a country that was founded on deism so many years ago. And given that this is not The Satanic Temple’s first lawsuit against Texas, it’s becoming increasingly more apparent that they are going to continue to attempt to litigate until their litigations, as many of them should already have been, are successful. Texas is bad enough as it is with our governor making it clear that he believes that Texas is a Christian state. If I had wanted to become a Christian I wouldn’t have quit the religious conversion classes (RCIA) that Bub’s father’s family coerced me into all those many years ago, which I still do not regret doing.
We need more people, more organizations, and more religions like The Satanic Temple, prepared to fight.