The article focuses on the New Mexico-based Satanic Temple and its members who joined the abortion business by opening their own online abortion clinic. Using mail delivery, the clinic helps women obtain abortion pills by prescription in the abortion-friendly state.
Reacting to the Satanic Temple and its abortion clinic, Laura Echevarria of the National Right to Life Committee says it is shocking to see self-described Satanists justify killing an unborn children.
“We realize that we live in a fallen world,” she says, “but it's still shocking to see how people can justify, and make excuses for, and come up with all sorts of justification.”
In the article, Cosmo points out The Satanic Temple members insist they are not affiliated in anyway with Satan. In that story and others the Satanists typically describe themselves more like a club of like-minded people interested in science and reason. That would make them more like a club of atheists, or religious skeptics, who also happen wear black robes and goat horns, take photos with pentagrams, and call themselves ordained ministers.
'Be my body, my blood'
Far down in the Cosmo article, the denials of evil are harder to mask when the writers describe the “Satanic abortion ritual” pregnant women are encouraged to use when they swallow the abortion pill.
“One’s body is inviolable, subject to one’s own will alone.”
“Beliefs should conform to one’s best scientific understanding of the world.”
The ritual ends with the words “Be my body, my blood; by my will, it is done.”
The article fairly points out The Satanic Temple and its abortion clinic are not welcomed by other abortion groups. Those include a faith-based group, which says Satanism is bad for marketing, and a communist abortion group that accuses the white Satanists of “colonization” in the land of indigenous people.
The article also admits business is slow despite huge free publicity, especially in conservative media outlets.
“The truth is in every abortion a woman's life is in danger,” Echevarria says, “and her child will assuredly die. And so someone will lose their life in an abortion.”