Satanists are objecting to a new rule in Texas which requires that fetal remains from abortion must be buried or cremated -and paid for by the providers.

Ironically, the Satanic Temple is appealing to be exempt from the rule under religious freedom laws.

Satanic Temple spokesperson Lucien Greaves called the new rules, “a direct violation” of the group’s religious beliefs.

And just as an aside, what exactly are those beliefs? I understand what you don’t believe. That’s not the same as a belief fyi.

“Texas health officials are baldly imposing the view that the fetal tissue is elevated to personhood—a religious opinion that conflicts with our own,” Greaves is quoted as saying. “If Texas is going to treat the disposal of fetal tissue differently from the disposal of any other biological material, in contradiction to our own religious beliefs, they need to present a compelling state interest for doing so. Of course, there is no such state interest, and it’s perfectly clear the demand for fetal tissue burial is a punitive measure imposed by sadistic theocrats. It’s clear these officials deem harassment an acceptable form of pushing their misguided religious agendas.”

Who exactly is being harassed here? If the baby is nothing but a blob of tissue that can be killed, what do they care what happens to the blob afterwards?

The thing is, anything that affords respect for the unborn must be stopped.