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University 'Promoting Sex' by Installing Vending Machine That Dispenses Plan B, Says Franklin Graham

( [email protected] ) Apr 24, 2017 03:34 PM EDT
Franklin Graham has slammed the University of California Davis for introducing a "Wellness To Go" Machine that dispenses condoms, pregnancy tests and the morning-after pills to its students in the study hall.
in 2013, Plan B was made available to women without a prescription. Stock Photo

Franklin Graham has slammed the University of California Davis for introducing a "Wellness To Go" Machine that dispenses condoms, pregnancy tests and the morning-after pills to its students in the study hall.

In a Facebook post shared with his 5.5 million followers, the founder of Samaritan's Purse accused the school of "promoting sex".

"They call it a "Wellness To Go" machine-I strongly disagree," he wrote. "There's nothing healthy about sex outside of marriage between a man and a woman as God created it-in fact it's dangerous. It is very sad and concerning to see this type of thing embraced on a university campus."

According to California TV station KRON 4, the vending machine was installed earlier this month and is the result of two years of "hard work" by former UC Davis student Parteek Singh.

"The more skeptical and negativity I got from other people like 'oh it's not gonna happen,' kind of pushed me more," Singh said. "I feel like every college should have this."

However, like Graham, not everyone is a fan of the new vending machine.

"It is promoting like oh hey, go and have unsafe sex because then you have a backup option and its gonna be cheaper," UC Davis student Jordan Herrera said.

CNN notes that in 2013, Plan B was made available to women without a prescription, but the Trump Administration has since threatened funding for Planned Parenthood.

As of Monday afternoon, Graham's Facebook post on the machine had 22,000 likes and over 5,000 shares. Some commenters criticized the evangelist for making pregnancy seem like an "illness" and argued that college students are likely going to have sex -- with or without the machine.

"The fact of the matter is that sex happens, and it's not up to you to condemn," wrote one commenter. "Is it not a better plan to educate the youth and make contraceptives available, rather than have an onslaught of teen pregnancy where both the parents and the child suffer? The fact is that regardless of it being a sin, it's GOING to happen."

Most, however, were supportive.

Wrote one commenter: "Yikes! It's sad that sex has become so commonplace in our society that it's a choice on the same level as picking what snack or drink we shall have. Come quickly, Lord Jesus!"

"Unfortunately, this isn't surprising! You can call it a 'wellness to go machine' but it is NOT that! It is a promiscuity promoting vending machines!" wrote another.

UC Davis is one of roughly four campuses nationwide to have this kind of access to emergency contraception. 

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