Satanic Temple Demands Exception for Abortion Ritual

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The Satanic Temple (TST) said its adherents should be permitted religious exceptions to perform religious abortion rituals in states that have enacted bans to the procedure.  “In states that outlaw abortion but grant exceptions for instances of incest and rape,” TST said in a statement, “members should be permitted a religious exception to perform TST’s religious abortion ritual.”  TST’s argument was that if abortion is a religious ritual, then the state could not legally intervene or burden patients with prerequisites.