INDIANA – Attorney General Todd Rokita and his legal team achieved an important win for life and the rule of law this week by successfully securing the dismissal of the Satanic Temple’s lawsuit challenging Indiana’s landmark 2022 pro-life law.
“This lawsuit was ridiculous on its face, but this court decision is important because it sustains a pro-life law that is constitutionally and legally sound,” Attorney General Rokita said. “We Hoosiers continue to build a solid culture of life whether satanic cultists like it or not.”
Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s overturn of Roe v. Wade in the 2022 Dobbs case, Indiana was the first state in the nation to enact a sweeping pro-life law.
Among other things, the Satanic Temple baselessly argued that Indiana’s pro-life law violated the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) by criminalizing the exercise of the satanic ritual of abortion.
Attorney General Rokita thanked his team for their work on this case, mentioning in particular the strong efforts of Deputy Solicitor General James Barta, Section Chief of Administrative and Regulatory Enforcement Litigation Aaron Ridlen, and Deputy Attorney General Rebekah Durham.
Attached are the court order in this case and several briefs filed by Attorney General Rokita’s team during the course of the proceedings.
- 60 – Defts’ Supplemental Briefing Reply Brief.pdf
- 37 – Dfdt’s Memorandum ISO Motion to Dismiss Pltf’s First Amended Complaint.pdf
- Court Order Granting Defts’ Motion to Dismiss First Amended Complaint.pdf
- 56 – Defendant’s Supplemental Briefing.pdf
- 51 – Reply ISO Motion to Dismiss Pltf’s First Amended Complaint.pdf