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"Plan B" - Now Available At a Vending Machine Near You

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  • "Plan B" - Now Available At a Vending Machine Near You

    Not such a good idea I think:

    At Shippensburg University, students can now get more than snacks from a vending machine.

    The college is now making the morning after pill available through a vending machine.

    The Plan B emergency contraception can be obtained through a vending machine in the health center and each dose costs $25.

    University officials say they will not make any money from the sales.

    The machine is really used as much for privacy as anything else, Dr. Roger Serr, Vice President of Student Affairs said.

    The pill can be legally sold over-the-counter to anyone 17 years of age or older.

    Plan B contains hormones which are meant to disrupt ovulation or prevent fertilization from occurring.
    Two points:

    Plan B is still a powerful drug that if taken incorrectly or too often can cause larger problems. I think that it's dispensing should be more controlled than that.

    How long before it is abused by those too young, or by those with less than good intentions?

    Thoughts?

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    Re: &quot;Plan B&quot; - Now Available At a Vending Machine Near You

    Originally posted by tsquare View Post
    I think that it's dispensing should be more controlled than that.
    One second your advocating more government in our lives, the next second you're advocating for less government control in our lives. You might want to scale back your flip flopping to at least Mitt Romney levels.

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    • #3
      Re: &quot;Plan B&quot; - Now Available At a Vending Machine Near You

      The big problem, as with all such after the fact "remedies", is that the precipitating behavior becomes less scary and thus more likely to occur....along with all the other ramifications.

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        Re: &quot;Plan B&quot; - Now Available At a Vending Machine Near You

        So, we now have a pill, that a female can take the next day to stop the pregnancy? Now there should not be much of a need for abortions. Improved morality through modern chemistry! Best birth control news ever! Perhaps it will save some human lives.

        We need to use tax dollars to hand these out free. Especially to the ones breeding like rabbits with no intention of ever getting married, or even a steady male mate.

        I believe as world population starts to danger resources you will see nations that sterilize that group of people who keep having children in which the people pay taxes to support. Just to conserve resources. When personal freedom to have an unlimited family endangers others, personal freedom in that respect will no longer be a freedom. And while it may seem unthinkable today, something like that will inevitably be the law of the land at some point in time.

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        • #5
          Re: &quot;Plan B&quot; - Now Available At a Vending Machine Near You

          Originally posted by AjaxPress View Post
          One second your advocating more government in our lives, the next second you're advocating for less government control in our lives. You might want to scale back your flip flopping to at least Mitt Romney levels.
          I did not propose a government solution.

          I said that it is a bad idea.

          Not unlike ammunition from a vending machine.

          Or beer...

          Hell Ajax, many places you can't sell cigarettes from vending machines... but you can sell drugs? WTF?

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          • #6
            Re: &quot;Plan B&quot; - Now Available At a Vending Machine Near You

            Obama reverses course on morning-after pill

            His administration filed an appeal to overturn the court's decision to allow "Plan B" "contraception" on the drug store shelf, available to any girl of any age. He has now announced he will withdraw the appeal.

            Advocates for girls’ and women’s rights said the federal government’s decision to comply with the judge’s ruling could be a move forward for “reproductive justice” if the FDA acts quickly and puts emergency contraception over the counter without restriction.

            “It’s about time that the administration stopped opposing women having access to safe and effective birth control,” Annie Tummino, coordinator of the National Women’s Liberation and lead plaintiff in a lawsuit over unrestricted access to the morning-after pill, said in an emailed statement.
            Difficulty being, of course, levonorgestrel doesn't JUST act as a contraceptive. It can also prevent a fertilized egg (a.k.a., a living human being) from implanting in the uterus, thus killing him or her.

            the democrats' activism against human life proceeds, apparently, unabated.

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            • #7
              Re: &quot;Plan B&quot; - Now Available At a Vending Machine Near You

              Originally posted by Good1 View Post
              Obama reverses course on morning-after pill

              His administration filed an appeal to overturn the court's decision to allow "Plan B" "contraception" on the drug store shelf, available to any girl of any age. He has now announced he will withdraw the appeal.

              Difficulty being, of course, levonorgestrel doesn't JUST act as a contraceptive. It can also prevent a fertilized egg (a.k.a., a living human being) from implanting in the uterus, thus killing him or her.

              the democrats' activism against human life proceeds, apparently, unabated.
              Well then. It's like an IUD, which also helps to prevent the human life from receiving its nourishment so it can continue developing.

              Given the easy access to birth control which prevents ovulation why do we have so many abortions here? Could it be nothing more than a deep lack of personal responsibility? That is one thing when observed in a teenager, but quite another when exhibited by adults who should know better.

              Is personal responsibility even taught anymore in this society? Or instead are we teaching the youth to gratify themselves in any means they like, and to hell with everyone else? That mindset is what creates irresponsible behavior, IMO.

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              • #8
                Re: &quot;Plan B&quot; - Now Available At a Vending Machine Near You

                Originally posted by tsquare View Post
                I did not propose a government solution.

                I said that it is a bad idea.

                Not unlike ammunition from a vending machine.

                Or beer...

                Hell Ajax, many places you can't sell cigarettes from vending machines... but you can sell drugs? WTF?
                Technology, including medicine, science, religion & government et cetera doesn't always provide the best solutions. Just because you can do something, doesn't necessarily mean that thing is providing the best solution. The way I see some of these things, it's similar to GIGO.

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                • #9
                  Re: &quot;Plan B&quot; - Now Available At a Vending Machine Near You

                  Originally posted by Good1 View Post
                  the democrats' activism against human life proceeds, apparently, unabated.
                  Not to mention allowing for powerful drugs to be available for abuse. These pills will be given out like so many party favors.

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                  • #10
                    Re: &quot;Plan B&quot; - Now Available At a Vending Machine Near You

                    Honestly, I'm surprised some schools don't have their own abortion clinics. Maybe we should slip birth control into everyone's juice boxes at school lunches.

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                    • #11
                      Re: &quot;Plan B&quot; - Now Available At a Vending Machine Near You

                      Originally posted by Blue Doggy View Post
                      Well then. It's like an IUD, which also helps to prevent the human life from receiving its nourishment so it can continue developing.

                      Given the easy access to birth control which prevents ovulation why do we have so many abortions here? Could it be nothing more than a deep lack of personal responsibility? That is one thing when observed in a teenager, but quite another when exhibited by adults who should know better.

                      Is personal responsibility even taught anymore in this society? Or instead are we teaching the youth to gratify themselves in any means they like, and to hell with everyone else? That mindset is what creates irresponsible behavior, IMO.
                      I have always argued that abortions show a seriously deep lack of personal responsibility for one's choices. In the vast preponderance of cases, an abortion is sought because of the vanity, insecurity, or preference of the female host organism (sorry, cannot in good conscience call these people a "mother"). Less than 1.5% of all abortions list the reason as "life" or "rape."

                      Yes, by our actions, we are indeed raising an entitlement generation: "I want, therefore, I do ... and I will make anyone who tells me 'no' to pay severely" seems to be their motto.

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                      • #12
                        Re: &quot;Plan B&quot; - Now Available At a Vending Machine Near You

                        In order for plan B to work, the woman needs to take it basically the next morning or even the same day as she had intercourse. Given the difficulty of getting a doctor's appointment on short notice, the only way plan B is effective at all is if it is available over-the-counter without a prescription. I've lost count of the number of condom vending machines in men's bathrooms I've seen, I don't see the big controversy by putting a woman's birth control product in a vending machine in a health center.

                        For most college kids, $25 as an emergency back-up plan when a condom breaks is affordable. However its steep enough price-wise that I think the money itself would prohibit its widespread abuse. I'm not even sure what 'abuse' it could be used for?

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