“Why Satanists may be the last, best hope to save abortion rights in Texas” has been published in Salon and picked up by Fortune (?), Yahoo Finance (??), and Raw Story. It seems The Satanic Temple, based in Salem, Massachusetts, has entered the chat.

Brett Bachman writes:

Enter The Satanic Temple.

The “nontheistic” organization, which is headquartered in Salem, Massachusetts, joined the legal fray this week by sending a letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration demanding access to abortion pills for its members. The group has established an “abortion ritual,” and is attempting to use the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (which was created to allow Native Americans access to peyote for religious rituals) to argue that its members should be allowed access to abortion drugs like Misoprostol and Mifepristone for religious purposes.

“I am sure Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton—who famously spends a good deal of his time composing press releases about Religious Liberty issues in other states—will be proud to see that Texas’s robust Religious Liberty laws, which he so vociferously champions, will prevent future Abortion Rituals from being interrupted by superfluous government restrictions meant only to shame and harass those seeking an abortion,” Satanic Temple spokesperson Lucien Greaves told the San Antonio Current.

It’s not a crazy as it sounds. Abortion is a religion to progressives, so, yeah, why not protect it under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act?

Too late.

Why is it under Yahoo Finance?

“Abortion rituals” — sounds pretty mainstream to us.