The Salem-based Satanic Temple is suing Indiana and Idaho in federal court over their abortion bans, arguing they violate the religious rights of people in those states.
Driving the news: The Satanic Temple filed its complaint against Idaho on Friday, a week after filing a similar one in Indiana.
Both states have conservative governors who support near-total abortion bans.
Meanwhile, the temple’s home state of Massachusetts restricts abortions after 24 weeks with some exceptions.
Why it matters: The temple is one of several organizations suing to block state laws that almost entirely ban abortions. Read more…