AwayPoint on Moral Politics TV: Catholic Healthcare–Who Calls the Shots?

Catholic Bishops and Your Health Care – Who Calls the Shots?

Monica Harrington on Moral Politics2Valerie interviews Monica Harrington on Moral Politics prduced by Bill Alford–SCAN TV Seattle (28 minutes).

Combine medieval theology, million-dollar paychecks, taxpayer subsidies and what’s the result? A Constitutional crisis where the Catholic bishops control almost half of Washington’s health care system, using your tax dollars to assert their “moral authority” and make decisions about your health care.

Join host Valerie Tarico and guest Monica Harrington, founder of, for a discussion about religion and health care, and why Washington State is poised to become the first state in the Union where the bishops edicts rule.

Think you have the right to Death with Dignity? The right to an abortion? The right to contraception? The right to say No to decades on a feeding tube after a devastating accident? The Catholic bishops disagree and they’re forcing doctors to deny you your rights.

Why are Washington women subjected to unnecessary, mutiliating surgery when the simple injection of a drug will do? Because the bishops rules rule – even in situations where taxpayers are footing the bills.

Listen, learn, and get engaged as Tarico and Harrington, who grew up in a VERY Catholic family, discuss what’s at stake and what you can do to keep the Catholic bishops out of your health care.

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Valerie Tarico is a psychologist and writer in Seattle, Washington.  She is the author of Trusting Doubt: A Former Evangelical Looks at Old Beliefs in a New Light and Deas and Other Imaginings, and the founder of  Her articles can be found at

About Valerie Tarico

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