Last February the Satanic Temple quietly dropped its lawsuit against Lamar Advertising over a set of pro-abortion billboards that the company rejected in Arkansas.
In September the Satanic Temple sued Lamar Advertising after the company rejected designs for pro-abortion billboards that the Satanic Temple wanted to place near pregnancy resource centers in Arkansas and Indiana.
All of the proposed billboard designs claimed that the Satanic Temple’s “religious abortion ritual averts many state restrictions” on abortion.
One billboard even claimed pregnancy complications are the sixth most common cause of death among women between the ages of 20 and 34, and concluded that “abortions save lives.”
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Understandably, Lamar rejected the Satanic Temple’s billboard designs for being “misleading and offensive.”
After a few months of wrangling in court, the attorney for the Satanic Temple filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit without prejudice. The Circuit Judge of Benton County granted the Satanic Temple’s request to dismiss the lawsuit on February 26.
Dismissing the case without prejudice leaves the door open for the Satanic Temple to refile the lawsuit later. However, so far it seems like the group hasn’t been interested in pursuing a lawsuit against Lamar Advertising any further.
The order to dismiss the lawsuit received very little attention last February. Lamar and the Satanic Temple apparently did not say anything publicly about the decision at the time, and most of us were more focused on the Arkansas Legislature.
But it looks like pro-abortion billboards won’t go up around pro-life pregnancy resource centers any time soon. That’s a good thing.
LifeNews Note: Jerry Cox is the president of the Arkansas Family Council.