Court Rejects Satanic Temple’s Petition to Protect Abortion as Religious Ritual

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A federal court in Texas has rejected the Satanic Temple’s petition to protect abortion as a religious ritual. The court threw out the complaint filed by the Satanic Temple, stating that they lacked standing to file the complaint. The Satanic Temple had argued that pro-life laws in Texas violated their religious liberty. The complaint was initially filed in 2021 after Texas implemented the heartbeat bill and was later amended after the overturning of Roe v. Wade. The Satanic Temple, known for advocating abortion rights, has also filed suits against pro-life laws in other states. The dismissal in Texas does not address the merits of the case.