The Vending Machine Option

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Some of America’s religious conservatives are really very worried about Shippensburg University, a public college in Pennsylvania that’s taken an unusual step to prevent student pregnancy. According to a piece by Joshua Rhett Miller at Fox News:

The vending machine at Shippensburg University’s Etter Health Center that provides Plan B emergency contraceptive pills for $25 was installed after a survey found that 85 percent of student respondents supported it, according to Peter Gigliotti, the university’s executive director for communications and marketing. The machine also dispenses condoms, [decongestants], and pregnancy tests.

Does the machine also dispense inexpensive bottles of wine and individually wrapped fake roses? Because that would be an entire bad date experience, all in one convenient appliance. [Image via]

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Daniel Luzer

Daniel Luzer is the news editor at Governing Magazine and former web editor of the Washington Monthly. Find him on Twitter: @Daniel_Luzer