WTAE– 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. Dr. Serr says that somewhere between 350 and 400 doses are sold each year to the female population. The pill can be legally sold over-the-counter to anyone 17 or older.
Nothing like some Plan B in the vending machines to welcome students to the college experience. Now you can get drunk, rage with your friends, knock up a sorority girl, then grab some Doritos and Plan B all in the same building. This college knows whats up. No one wants their drunken college hookups to come biting them in the ass 9 months later. College isn’t a place to find love, it’s a place for bad decisions. So what does this university do? Provides the ultimate bad decision fixer for $25 in their vending machines. Not like anyone can argue with them for it, the kids are obviously getting this over-the-counter anyway, 400 a year before this. Now they’re making it way easier, which means way more mistakes will be made. Kinda funny they aren’t putting condoms in these vending machines though. It’s like they’re just acknowledging the fact that condoms suck and Plan B is a better option. Hey, I ain’t gonna hate that logic.