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Cosmopolitan magazine publishes article promoting ‘Satanic Abortion Clinic’

Cosmopolitan, a magazine dedicated to advising young women on the latest fashion and lifestyle advice, published an article last month promoting a “Satanic Abortion Ceremony” provided by the Satanic Temple’s abortion clinic. This online abortion clinic based in New Mexico provides abortion pills via mail and is run by Satanists.

In an Instagram post on the 16th of November, Cosmopolitan explained in detail how to conduct such a ritual to their four million followers on the app. 

A set of slides detailing the procedures for performing a ritualised abortion ceremony in accordance with The Satanic Temple's guidelines were posted in the article. This involved staring at one's reflection before taking an abortion pill and saying “One’s body is inviolable, subject to one’s own will alone.” The ritual is completed when the pill is taken and the person has declared “By my body, by my blood; by my will, it is done.”

The Satanic abortion clinic based in New Mexico was named ‘Samuel Alito's Mom's Satanic Abortion Clinic’ in an attempt at mocking Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, who wrote the decision in overturning Roe v. Wade

Cosmopolitan had published an article on the Satanic abortion facility shortly before their Instagram post, in which the author hypothesised about a different history in which Alito's mother had chosen abortion over giving birth to her son.

According to Cosmopolitan, the idea behind this clinic is to defend abortion rights by using religion as justification. “Unlike other abortion-pill-by-mail providers like Hey Jane or Abuzz, TST is a religion. Meaning its patients, who don’t have to be Satanists themselves, are participating in a religious ritual.” The magazine stated, adding that this is “a key legal distinction TST hopes to leverage in its historic push to expand its clinic model beyond New Mexico — into states where abortion is otherwise banned."

Cosmopolitan also shared a story of a woman who had received abortion pills from the Satanic abortion clinic. Jessica (a false name given to maintain anonymity), a 37 year old mother of three children, stated that she thinks the concept of a Satanic abortion is “genius”. The magazine shares that Jessica, at the time of the article bring published, was pregnant with a fourth child. Jessica had made the decision to end the life of her unborn child, the brother or sister to her 3 children, through a Satanic ritual because, according to the article, Jessica and her husband “don’t want any more children”

With Cosmopolitan being one of the biggest and most influential magazines in the world for young women, it is immensely disturbing to see the site promote such evil acts, all the while falsely displaying them as empowering.

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