The new facility,” The Samuel Alito’s Mom’s Satanic Abortion Clinic”, is named in honor of someone whose lack of options in 1950 forced the rest of us to pay the price.
SALEM, Mass. – The Satanic Temple will soon launch its first reproductive health clinic in New Mexico, which will provide free “religious medication abortion care,” and said it hopes to expand operations in other states in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade.
The Salem, Massachusetts-based group, which doesn’t believe in a literal Satan and describes itself as a “non-theistic religious organization,” said the new health clinic will provide telehealth screenings and appointments, as well as prescribe abortion pills for its patients.
It will be operated by licensed medical staff and will make its services available to New Mexico residents who are at least 17 years old, up to 11 weeks pregnant, and are medically eligible for an abortion.
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That decision is now up to a federal judge in Texas, Matthew Kacsmaryk — a Trump appointee with longstanding affiliations with the religious right, including work as an attorney with a conservative Christian legal group based in the state.
Any appeals in the case would go to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit – widely known as a conservative jurisdiction – and then to the U.S. Supreme Court.
“After Dobbs, it almost seemed like there were two Americas – where abortion access was allowed in some states and not in others,” Ma says. “This would amount to a nationwide ban on medication abortion, and patients who seek this care would not be able to get this care from any pharmacy, or any prescriber or any provider.”
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