You know it would be nice to write on a subject other than contraception. But I guess it is Catholic Contraception Coverage month for Catholic media.
Vending machines at one Pennsylvania University doesn’t just dispense soda and snacks — it sells the morning-after pill.
At Shippensburg University, getting access to Plan B, the emergency contraception pill is as easy as getting a soda. Students can now buy the pill at a vending machine on campus.
“We had some conversations with them and did a survey of the student body and we got an 85 percent response rate that the students supported Plan B in the House Center,” said Dr. Roger Serr, Vice president of Student Affairs at Shippensburg.
The university does not profit from the sales. It pays $25 for one dose and that’s exactly what the student has to pay.
I remember when I lived in Japan I was constantly amazed what was available in vending machines with everything from cough syrup, beer, to cheeseburgers. Leave it to the culture of death to dispense the possibility of death. The ultimate consumer society in that a fetus can be consumed by starving it do death and not allowing implantation in a product from a vending machine.
This culture simply drives me crazy in the many ways we attack life. I feel having to shout like Charleston Heston and instead of Soylent Green Shouting “Fetus, its people.”
This really should be called the “Mourning After Pill” since if you really knew what you did you would be in mourning.