Running to a vending machine at 2 a.m. for a Coke or a Snickers bar is a normal experience for any college student, especially during finals week. But food and drink aren’t the only things students can get out of a vending machine now, at least at George Washington University in the nation’s capital.
GWU recently added a vending machine on its D.C. campus that dispenses emergency contraception pills, also referred to as Plan B or the morning-after pill.
The machine itself offers everything from tampons to Advil and is selling these emergency contraceptives for $25, half the price of Plan B at CVS.
Aiza Saeed, a student at George Washington University who helped lead the effort to install the vending machine, told The Washington Post that the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade inspired the change. Saeed joked: “You could get Doritos and Plan B at the same time.”
GWU previously had offered contraception pills at its student health center.
Installation of the machine to dispense morning-after pills to students is a reminder of what sex outside marriage has become for much of society today—common and casual. Unfortunately, the sacred beauty of sex, intended for the covenant of marriage, has been reduced to a bag of Doritos.
On today’s edition of the “Problematic Women” podcast, we discuss the debate over the morning-after pill and how the new vending machine at GWU could harm students.
Also on today’s show, a strange new statue has appeared in New York City. It’s supposed to be a nod to the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. But would RBG like this statue? We weigh in.
Plus, a pro-life man who was targeted by the FBI and the Justice Department has been found not guilty of the charges brought against him. And as always, we’ll crown our “Problematic Woman of the Week.”
Listen to the podcast below: