CV NEWS FEED // A group of pro-life students at Miami University (MU) in Oxford, OH, are pushing back against their school’s initiative to distribute Plan B to students on campus via a vending machine.
The university’s Students For Life (SFL) group created a petition to stop the vending machine’s installation. A group member and MU student, Sara Miller, reached out to CatholicVote and shared details of the school’s plan to distribute Plan B.
According to SFL’s press release, the pro-abortion student group leading the operation requested $3,500 from the school’s Associated Student Government the funds of which come exclusively from student fees.
“This means that you, the student,” the release reads, “will be forced to fund readily available access to a drug that harms women and can end innocent human lives.”
Plan B’s manufacturer states that the drug can operate to prevent the implantation of a newly fertilized egg (embryo) in the uterine wall. Although approved by the FDA, international studies have concluded that chemical abortions are four times more dangerous to women than surgical abortion.
CatholicVote’s Political Campaign Director, Logan Church, said that “Encouraging easy access to the morning after pill through vending machines on college campuses not only provides incentives for men to avoid accepting responsibility for their actions, it also continues to place women in harm’s way by making potentially harmful chemicals so accessible without much thought.”
“Despite this being a violation of many students’ core beliefs,” said Church, “the university is pushing forward and using the students’ fees to pay for it.”
The press release mentions that the vending machine can harm students not only by promoting dangerous abortifacients but also by encouraging sexual aggression on campus.
This “vending machine” will also perpetuate the already rampant sexual assault culture on campus and will encourage, if not incentivize, men to NOT take responsibility for their sexual behaviors. The readily available nature of Plan B also perpetuates human trafficking by disconnecting a student from her friends or doctor who might recognize a case of statutory rape or other sexual exploitation.
“Ultimately, we are in this fight because Plan B has the potential to end a human life,” said Miller. “By thinning the uterine lining, it makes the uterus inhospitable to a fertilized egg, thus ending chances of survival. We will do whatever it takes to make sure we don’t see this idea become a reality on our campus.”
Miller encourages Miami University alumni or anyone connected to the university through a friend or family member to contact the school’s administration and request they reconsider distributing Plan B to students.