Author Archives: Valerie Tarico

About Valerie Tarico

Seattle psychologist and writer. Author - Trusting Doubt and Deas and Other Imaginings. Founder -

Satanic Temple – Smart Political Theater or Genuine Religion?

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“If you have a society that grants religious privilege and exemption and you’re willing to give privilege and exemption to certain groups, then it’s unacceptable to give that only to people who believe in the supernatural.” A small sect called … Continue reading

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Will At-Home Therapeutic Miscarriage Make Abortion Clinics Obsolete?

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At the turn of the millennium, the FDA approved a pill that could replace most abortions with early at-home therapeutic miscarriage.  When will that potential be realized?  Fifteen years ago, in September of the year 2000, the FDA approved a … Continue reading

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Christian Football Prayer Opens Door to Hordes of Darkness

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High school football coach Joe Kennedy has opened the door to Texas lawyers and Satan in Western Washington by insisting that he has the right to lead Christian post-game prayers in his official role as a public employee. Kennedy, who … Continue reading

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Get Real. The “War on Women” is not a War, It’s an Assault

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Sexual assault and forced pregnancy have always been instruments of war; but the “war on women” is not a war. It’s just assault, straight up.     The so-called ‘war on women’ is not a war; it’s a one-sided assault. It is conservative … Continue reading

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Birth Control for Men—Research Promising, Frustrated by Lack of Funding

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Birth control options for men lag behind options for women by almost a century. Can changing attitudes and a new generation of researchers change that? Maybe.  Three state-of-the-art birth control methods for women have annual pregnancy rates below 1 in … Continue reading

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Are #ShoutYourAbortion and #HayleysIUD the Next Phase of the Sexual Revolution?

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What prompts a young woman to shout her abortion or live tweet her IUD insertion? The most lasting effect of the smear campaign against Planned Parenthood may be this: Young women are done–beyond done–with being shamed for the fact that … Continue reading

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Deportation of Bible-Loving Anti-Abortion Fanatic Triggers Christian Persecution Complex

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Nothing triggers cries of persecution faster than a Christian zealot thwarted. Troy Newman leads Operation Rescue, an extreme anti-abortion organization that has advocated the execution of doctors—likely inciting the murder of Dr. George Tiller—while ironically condemning women who end ill-conceived pregnancies … Continue reading

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