The FDA is looking into a vending machine dispensing Plan B on campus in Pennsylvania and whether or not that is fine with regards to prescription and ID requirements. A school spokesperson said “You cannot be a 13-year-old and walk in and get it” because the vending machine is on campus. (?)
I’m working out at one of Ottawa’s universities these days. Just before my swim time, there’s a class for small kids, in the university pool. The place is literally crawling with kids of all ages whenever I’m there. Just saying.
I’m against dispensing drugs in vending machines in general, and on campus in specific. And while I’m concerned about the wrong people getting access, I’m also generally concerned about a culture whereby we put condoms in washrooms and Plan B in vending machines. I don’t actually think you have to be particularly conservative to step back and think that sounds like a culture gone totally astray.by