This is nearly unbelievable, except it’s totally true. It sounds wacky on the surface (sort of), but it’s a great step forward for women’s health on campus. I’m sure the right wing will go apeshit about it, though, and with Tom Corbett in the governor’s mansion, I’m not convinced this machine will be there very long.
“The machine is in a private room in our health center, and the health center is only accessible by students,” Gigliotti said in a statement. “In addition, no one can walk in off the street and go into the health center. Students proceed to a check-in desk located in the lobby and after checking in are granted access to the treatment area.”
Taking Plan B within 72 hours of rape, condom failure or just forgetting regular contraception can cut the chances of pregnancy by up to 89 percent. It works best if taken within 24 hours.
Some religious conservatives consider the emergency contraceptive tantamount to an abortion drug. A spokeswoman for the National Right to Life Committee did not immediately respond to a request for comment.