In the absence of reproductive rights … a vending machine

A vending machine that provides emergency contraception has been installed at a Washington DC university, as colleges in the United States contend with how to protect reproductive rights on campus, writes Gloria Oladipo for The Guardian.

Students at George Washington University successfully obtained the vending machine dispensing morning-after pills following concerns in the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling last summer to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v Wade decision that had ushered in the constitutional right to an abortion.

The campaign to get the machine installed was led by student leaders within the university’s student government. “After Roe v Wade was overturned, we felt a lot of passion in making sure that people felt supported on this campus,” Neharika Rao, a sophomore at the university who is active in student government, told NBC Washington. The idea came from Christian Zidouemba, the university’s student association president.
Full report on The Guardian site