(SRN NEWS) – The group was challenging the state’s abortion ban, arguing that abortion is a religious sacrament to Satanists and that the ban violates their First Amendment right to freedom of religion.

Federal District Judge David Nye has dismissed the case with prejudice, meaning in cannot be revived in that court.

However, lawyers for the Satanic Temple say they will try their luck with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals — a notoriously liberal panel.

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