Coke, Candy and Contraception


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When I was a kid, vending machines gave out coke and candy, and I’m still shocked that you can buy iPads and Mp3 players from them. But students at Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania are able to get a morning-after pill in vending machines.

Know as Plan B, this pill works by either stopping the fertilization of an egg after sex or by halting the implantation of an already fertilized egg. It’s up to 89% effective up to 72 hours after intercourse.

The imagery here is stark: contraception as convenient as sodas and candy bars? Sexuality has been so divorced from healthy relationships that we now seek to address any and all consequences privately without having to answer for our behavior to another human being. Enabling thoughtless sexual behavior by making it more convenient and less interpersonal trivializes what God intended for intimate human relationships.

The young adults I work with don’t need more sexual brokenness, they need less. To read more, come to thePointRadio.org. I’m John Stonestreet.


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Further Reading

PA Vending Machine Dispenses 'Morning After' Pill
Kevin Begos | WORLD | February 07, 2012

Vending Machine at Pennsylvania college dispenses 'morning after' pill
Joshua Rhett Miller | FOX News | February 07, 2012




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