And now abortifacient vending machines

The “morning after pill” is now coming to vending machines:

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration won’t take any regulatory action over a vending machine at a Pennsylvania college that dispenses the morning-after pill.

FDA spokeswoman Erica Jefferson said Friday that officials looked at publicly available information about the Shippensburg University vending program, spoke with university and campus health officials, and decided no action was necessary.

The pill is available for $25 at a health center vending machine that’s accessible to students and university employees. That raised questions about how accessible emergency contraception should be.

The vending machine at the school of about 8,300 students provides the Plan B One Step emergency contraceptive along with condoms, decongestants and pregnancy tests. Administrators said the idea for the machine came from a student survey and was endorsed by the student government.

via News from The Associated Press.

About Gene Veith

Professor of Literature at Patrick Henry College, the Director of the Cranach Institute at Concordia Theological Seminary, a columnist for World Magazine and TableTalk, and the author of 18 books on different facets of Christianity & Culture.

  • http://tdaviddemarest.com Trent

    It was endorsed by the student government? Oh, then there’s nothing to worry about. I was alarmed there for a second, but now that I know that it has the approval of the inpatients — er, students, I’m fine with it. All is well!

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  • Dr Luther in the 21st Century

    Now taking bets on when the first malpractice lawsuit is placed against the vending machine.

  • http://facebook.com/mesamike Mike Westfall

    ” … and was endorsed by the student government.”

    So, the lunatics are running the asylum…

  • Abby

    @3 Yes. Like a prision riot and the prisoners holding the warden hostage.

  • Abby

    I wonder how Obamacare will cover the $25 per pill from a machine? Cost reimbursement?

  • fjsteve

    Well, heck, the students want it so what’s the problem?

    The question remains, why was it asked of the students in the first place? Furthermore, was a beer vending machine survey made similarly available?

  • Jerry Brown

    “The vending machine at the school of about 8,300 students provides the Plan B One Step emergency contraceptive along with condoms, decongestants and pregnancy tests.”

    Get rid of that stuffy nose! Get rid of that pesky child! How low we continue to sink.

  • Abby

    A wonderful message. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dSTaWhp1_Q&feature=player_embedded#!Not only regarding the protection of the life of the unborn. But also concerns all the lives of helpless people– and people of bad character– that Jesus considered valuable. We are all of such bad character. I don’t know how the world can disregard Him. How can we disregard how much He loves us, every one.

  • fjsteve

    I wonder if the decongestants contain pseudoephedrine. Maybe they’ll be cooking up something more than just top ramen in the dorms this year.

  • Paul Reed

    In the 90s do you think anyone who have believed us if we said abortion would be available in a vending machine?

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