MILKBOARDING NATIONAL PRO-LIFE DAY OF PROTEST

Political theatre, 2015

On August 22nd, 2015 Satanists interrupted the pro-life national day of protest against Planned Parenthood at the Detroit and Ferndale, Michigan locations. The temple employed political theatre to illustrate the theocratic agenda imposed upon female bodies.

With wrists bound in prayer, two women were drowned in milk at the hands of male clergy. Their bodies callously veiled by the maternal bath. An American flag furnished with a symbol of The Satanic Temple framed the scene, followed by a message: “AMERICA IS NOT A THEOCRACY. END FORCED MOTHERHOOD.”

The highly politicized pro-life movement advocates for the abolition of Planned Parenthood, an organization that provides critical preventive and primary reproductive health care services to low-income women. The current cornerstone of their argument stems from a fabricated, fictional story that clinics “sell baby parts for profit”. The August 22nd protest was directly intended to irresponsibly perpetuate this contrived story in an attempt to leverage misunderstanding for political gain and impose the moral opinions of some upon a diverse community. 

Video and photo by Matt Anderson.