In recent months, it seems as though California is actively mocking the rest of the nation’s conservative values with their outlandish and offensive leftism.
Having already established itself as the liberal capital of the United States, Californians’ already bizarre social beliefs tend to find an exponential focus when they are allowed to fester and mutate on the state’s college campuses. Not only did we see outright riots by disenfranchised leftists hoping to cancel a speaking engagement by conservative media figure Milo Yiannopolous, there is now at least one lawsuit against UC Berkeley over the potential censorship of another.
Meanwhile, at another of California’s numerous state-funded schools, a different type of perversity has been installed on campus.
“If you’re hard at work in the University of California Davis study room and looking for a snack from the vending machine, you won’t be able to find one, but you will be able to find an abundance of condoms, pregnancy tests and the morning-after pill, called Plan B. The vending machine packed with such goodies has been dubbed the ‘Wellness To Go’ machine.
“I mean, what’s the purpose of having a study room if you can’t readily find a pill to absolve you of a horrific choice of having unprotected sex the night before? “
Quite predictably, the reactions to the machines were mixed.
“Not all students are on board with the responsibility-free message they believe the vending machine sends.
“’It is promoting like “Oh, hey, go and have unsafe sex because then you have a backup option and it’s gonna be cheaper than if you just wanna go to a drug store,”‘argued UC Davis student Jordan Herrera.
“Although Plan B is currently available over the counter, the pill is quite controversial. Some in the medical world have argued that the pill can actually cause abortion: Dr. Christopher Kahlenborn, a co-author of analysis published in Linacre Review concerning Plan B, claims the pill is ‘much more likely to end a pregnancy than prevent one.'”
The debate over the government’s role in reproductive rights issues has been raging since the first forms of government took shape, and they are likely to continue well past any of our lifetimes. The brazen and hokey idea of a birth control vending machine at a state school, however, will surely begin and end in California.