Shippensburg University is coming under fire today after local television affiliate WTAE reported that the university has begun selling the Plan B emergency contraception pill inside one of its student vending machines, the Sideshow reports.
“This is a legal medication,” university spokesman Peter Gigliotti told Yahoo News. “You can go into any pharmacy and purchase it legally if you are 17 or older.”
Gigliotti also was quick to counter a falsely reported element of the story, noting that the pill will only be offered in one vending machine inside the university’s health center.
“It’s only available to full-time students who must show multiple forms of identification,” Gigliotti said. “It’s not just available to anyone walking in off the street.”