There are two reports from The College Fix that report of the easy access to abortion drugs on college campuses. Here are the important excerpts:
Several campus health centers across the country are not disclosing that emergency contraception may kill unborn children. The Student Health websites of Yale University, Washington University in Saint Louis, and Simmons University, all of which dispense emergency contraception, either fail to mention that drugs like “Plan B” might kill an unborn child or else try to deny it.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s website affirms that emergency contraception can kill newly-created human beings, stating that, in addition to delaying ovulation, the Plan B pill “may prevent a fertilized egg from attaching to the womb (implantation).”
Yale’s website merely tells students how to acquire emergency contraception without mentioning the effects it can have on unborn humans. Both Washington University in St. Louis and Simmons University’s websites, meanwhile, state that the morning-after pill does not function as an abortion drug. Washington University’s website claims, “EC cannot end a pregnancy that has already started,” and the website for Simmons University states: “Emergency contraception is a form of birth control; it is not an abortion pill and cannot trigger an abortion.”
The claim that emergency contraception does not cause abortion relies on a definition of “pregnancy” that excludes newly-created humans that have not yet implanted in the uterine wall. In 2014 the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists issued a statementdenying that emergency contraceptives can cause abortions. By that group’s definition, pregnancy “is established only at the conclusion of the implantation of a fertilized egg,” a process that can occur more than a week after conception.
The group also claims that there is “no scientific evidence” that emergency contraception “affects implantation” and that the FDA’s warning label “does not reflect current research.”
Student government leaders at the University of California-Santa Barbara have approved the purchase of a vending machine to be filled with contraceptives as well as the morning-after pill, also known as Plan B.
UCSB’s Associated Students Finance and Business Committee approved the request from Health and Wellness of $11,500 to purchase the machine and its contents, a spreadsheet of approved expenditures shows.
A member of the committee also confirmed to The College Fix the request was approved at its Nov. 2 meeting. University officials and campus health representatives did not respond to requests from The College Fix seeking comment on when the machine will be open for business.
According to the Daily Nexus campus newspaper, the UCSB machine will include “emergency contraception (Plan B), condoms, lube, tampons, pads and nonprescription pain relievers” and will be available for use 24 hours, 7 days a week.