Tonight from 7 to 9pm at Town Hall, a panel of incredibly smart people are going to be discussing an incredibly complex and alarming subject: The takeover of secular hospitals by large religious healthcare groups, and how these mergers affect your access to comprehensive treatment and medical procedures—everything from birth control prescriptions and other forms of reproductive health care, end-of-life care, and respect for LGBT people's relationships and medical needs.
This issue affects everyone: Women, people who love women, people who impregnate women, elderly individuals, people whose parents are elderly individuals, people who some day hope to be elderly individuals, and the LGBT community and their loved ones. Even religious hospital employees can be discriminated against can be legally fired for stupid reasons, thanks to a religious exemption loophole in our state's antidiscrimination law.
Which is why tonight, experts from the ACLU of Washington, Compassion and Choices of Washington, Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest, Legal Voice and NARAL Pro Choice Washington will be explaining Washington’s public policy and law—which has historically protected access to services—and answering audience questions about how you can best protect your access to comprehensive healthcare.
The talk is free, doors open at 6pm. More info here.