While most people suspected this for a long time, you might be surprised to learn it’s now official. Planned Parenthood is actually in league with the devil. The Satanic Temple plagued the State of Missouri with a legion of demon lawyers commanded to practice their evil arts on judges and lawmakers. U.S. District Judge Howard Sachs fell under their spell and issued an order signed in blood. His ruling already allowed the state to double its capacity to sacrifice unborn children on the altar of profit. Planned Parenthood is once again free to auction baby parts to the highest bidder.
Midwives had to operate undercover all through the Middle Ages because so many women and their babies die in childbirth. The generally accepted doctrine of the time was that anyone who made a pact with Satan also promised to kill children or consecrate them to the devil’s service. Dead babies were an indicator of witchcraft and had the potential to send a promising medical career up in flames along with the midwife.
Today, Satanists operate right out in the open and the Satanic Temple has sided with Planned Parenthood many times. In Missouri, they have been focusing their efforts on pressuring legislators and clogging the courts with litigation to weaken restrictions on abortions.
According to their website, The Satanic Temple “supports personal choice in the context of abortion and, as part of a multi-faceted Women’s Rights campaign, TST is offering religious exemptions from arbitrary, insulting, and outright harmful anti-abortion legislation that has been steadily encroaching across the nation.”
Missouri is known as a defender of the “right to life” with some of the “most clearly defined regulations on abortion in the nation.” The state closed clinics one by one until there was only one left.
Thanks to the judge’s ruling, which eliminates regulations protecting the safety of the mother, facilities are no longer required to meet the same standards as surgical centers or have privileges at the local hospital. The ruling follows a similar decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that eliminated identical restrictions in Texas, calling them “unnecessary and unconstitutional.”
Since Judge Sachs cleared the way in April, Planned Parenthood has re-opened one previously closed clinic and has plans to get more operational soon. Planned Parenthood Great Plains made an announcement on Monday. “We have plans to offer abortion services at two more clinics in Missouri, including its midtown Kansas City clinic, which now offers medication abortion services,” chapter President Laura McQuade proclaimed.
This week, lawyers for the Satanic Temple were arguing in a related case in a Missouri court. They claim that the state’s restrictions requiring providing applicants with informative literature and a 72 hour waiting period violate their client’s right to practice religion freely. The only problem is that their case was dismissed because their client isn’t pregnant anymore, so has no standing to sue. They are arguing over why it should be reinstated. If they manage to convince the judge to reverse the ruling, the courts will still need to consider the questions presented.
In May of 2015, The Satanists filed a suit on behalf of Mary Doe. The mother claims she was forced to travel over three hours one way to the abortion clinic in St. Louis.
She provided a “note” to her doctor claiming religious exemptions to the two requirements. First, the state insists that all patients review a booklet of prenatal child development facts so that mothers faced with the difficult decision can provide “informed consent.” Second, the law mandates a 72-hour cooling off period to consider the irreversible decision and its consequences.
The clinic would not waive the waiting requirement and refused to perform the procedure within the 72 hour period. This delay caused Doe unnecessary hardship, she asserts, because that required additional travel and the expense of a hotel room and child care for her other children.
Doe was allowed to waive her reading of the booklet but that does not stop the Satanist lawyers from seeking relief. They say their members are capable of “rational, independent thought” so should not be forced to read a pamphlet containing information they deem “a religious proposition with which they do not agree.”
Planned Parenthood has a lot to gain financially by the decision. They have a highly profitable side line of selling “tissue” for research and other purposes. If Planned Parenthood really cared about the welfare of their patients, they would offer the opportunity to make an honest choice. They would provide counseling services to lay out the advantages and disadvantages side by side. They would discuss adoption and other alternative options.
They don’t because once women read the facts and spend three days thinking it over, much more often than not, they change their mind and find another way.