Reproductive Rights Rally hosted by The Satanic Temple will take place
From The Satanic Temple@21:1/5 to All on Sun Nov 3 14:08:56 2019
November 2, 2019 newsletter.
Utah will host Satanic Temple's Reproductive Rights Rally
REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS RALLY TO BE HELD IN SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
A HUGE THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO DONATED!
Following a very successful fundraising campaign, we are pleased to
announce that a rally to support our Religious Reproductive Rights
Campaign will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah this spring.
The rally is in response to 11 US states passing laws that restrict
or inhibit access to abortion. In addition, more than 300 bills were
passed nationwide in 2019 that make unreasonable demands on patients
and practitioners that endanger the health, safety, or wellbeing of
our members and others who share our convictions.
These laws violate our beliefs, particularly our Third and Fifth
Third Tenet - One’s body is inviolable, subject to one’s own will
These laws are a blatant attempt to force theocratic beliefs into US
law and dictate what people can and cannot do with their bodies.
Fifth Tenet - Beliefs should conform to one's best scientific
understanding of the world. One should take care never to distort
scientific facts to fit one's beliefs.
These laws intentionally misrepresent scientific research and use
inaccurate information, such as non-existent “fetal heartbeats”, to
play upon people’s emotions.
As a federally recognized religion, the right to practice our
beliefs is protected under the First Amendment and the Religious
Freedom Restoration Act. We are already in litigation with the state
of Missouri, and we have plans in other states to continue this
The rally will include notable experts and activists and will be a
positive gathering of like-minded Satanists and supporters.
Following the rally, TST will hold a Celebration of Bodily Autonomy.
This informal gathering will include entertainment and information
on TST’s Religious Reproductive Rights campaign as well as
information on how you can become more involved.