A Massachusetts university plans to set up new vending machines soon to sell students the Plan B morning after pill.
Student abortion activists at Brandeis University said their club Brandeis Pro-Choice received a grant from Planned Parenthood to install the vending machines, Boston 25 News reports.
“We heard of other schools that had similar type of vending machines that vend Plan B and we realize there’s just really a gap to access that service here,” club president Susannah Miller said.
Planned Parenthood, the top abortion business in the United States, gave the club a $5,000 grant for the project, according to the report.
The students said the university health center provides emergency contraception during regular business hours, but students do not have a place to access it on campus during the evenings and weekends.
“It’s not open after 5 p.m. and it’s not open on the weekend which, especially the weekend, is a big time when many people are needing Plan B,” said Abigail Belyea, a club officer.
Here’s more from the report:
The vending machine will allow students to discreetly access emergency contraception 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Miller told Boston 25 News it’s most important for victims of sexual assault.
“After somebody has been sexually assaulted, for them have to find their way to a Walgreens over a mile away and pay $50 out of pocket is unreasonable,” she said.
Several other universities also offer Plan B in vending machines. Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania was one of the first in 2013, a move that caused a massive uproar and even was reviewed by the Obama administration.
Plan B, or the morning after pill, is an emergency contraceptive that women can take within 72 hours after sex to prevent pregnancy from occurring, though it may also act as an abortifacient. In 2013 under the Obama administration, the FDA began allowing the drug to be available without a prescription to teens as young as 15.
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The drug works to “prevent pregnancy” in several ways. One of them includes possibly causing an early abortion.
Plan B works like other birth control pills to prevent pregnancy. Plan B acts primarily by stopping the release of an egg from the ovary (ovulation). It may prevent the union of sperm and egg (fertilization). If fertilization does occur, Plan B may prevent a fertilized egg from attaching to the womb (implantation). If a fertilized egg is implanted prior to taking Plan B, Plan B will not work.
In other words, the drug may keep a living, unique human being at the embryonic stage from implanting in the lining of their mother’s uterus, thereby killing the unborn baby.