“we see it as necessary, and given the overwhelmingly positive response from the broader community”
Why does Georgetown even bother identifying as a Catholic school?
The College Fix reports:
Pro-choice group at Catholic university begins offering morning-after pill
This week Georgetown University’s unrecognized pro-choice student group “H*yas for Choice” announced that it would begin providing Plan B emergency contraception to students on campus. The announcement was made via the group’s Facebook page in a short video featuring the group’s president, Angela Maske, and one of its spokeswomen, Elianna Schiffrik.
In the video, Maske points to Georgetown’s longstanding policy of prohibiting contraceptive sales on campus as a major reason for this new initiative. “Georgetown does not make it easy to access the reproductive and sexual healthcare that our community needs. But if they won’t meet our needs, we’ll build our own systems and meet them ourselves,” Maske says in the announcement.
Students will access the service by emailing the group with a request, after which a group member will set up a meeting location on campus to deliver the product. The group does not ask for payment, but does encourage students to make a $10 donation in order to help subsidize the cost.
Reached by The College Fix via email, Maske stressed that H*yas for Choice will not be selling Plan B on campus. “We will not be selling emergency contraception on campus, so we do not anticipate any change from our current offering of other contraception services.”
“While we are sure that many in Georgetown’s administration disapproves of our effort, we see it as necessary, and given the overwhelmingly positive response from the broader community, it seems that other people see it as necessary as well. Furthermore, after speaking with legal counsel, we are unaware of any mechanism Georgetown has to interfere with this service,” Maske added.
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