Self-proclaimed Satanists organized a counter-protest against the pro-life supporters at the Detroit and Ferndale, Mich. Planned Parenthood sites on Saturday. Wearing black robes, the members of the Satanic Temple of Detroit poured milk all over bound women, imitating water-boarding to "illustrate the theocratic agenda imposed upon female bodies." The milk represents breastmilk, the protestors said, according to the Washington Examiner.
The temple members attached a symbol of their church to the American flag and held the sign that says, "America is not a theocracy. End forced motherhood."
This protest - labelled "guerrilla theater" - expresses support for Planned Parenthood, which is contrary to protests that have been sparked by recent videos released by an anti-abortion group. Pro-life protesters want to cut federal taxpayer funding of the organization, which currently amounts to $500 million annually, Breitbart News reported.
"The Satanic Temple strongly opposes the promotion of misinformation and believes that all people are entitled to make informed decisions about their health, family and future without coercion," according to Satanic Temple of Detroit's website. "Satan is representative of the eternal rebel, enlightened inquiry and personal freedom. We consider our action a form of worship; the rejection of tyranny is an affirmation of selfhood. So long as perverted theocratic systems of power attempt to manipulate our communities and distort truths for political gain, we will rebel."
In 2013, the group also organized an attention-grabbing protest by bringing children to the Texas Capitol with signs that read, "stay out of my mommy's vagina," while chanting "f--k you" and "hail Satan" throughout the day, Pathos reported.
Watch their protest below: