Hundreds of emergency contraceptive measures were purchased via a specialized vending machine last year, according to figures released by the Associated Students of Stanford University (ASSU).
Just in time for the new school year, a vending machine dispensing emergency contraceptives has been installed in restroom 114 on the first floor of Old Union.
Under President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, corporations are mandated to provide healthcare to their employees; one of the articles included in that mandate is the supply of contraceptives for company employees. The dispute is that the two plaintiff corporations claim exemption from the mandate on the grounds that providing the contraceptives would contradict their religious beliefs. Their case appeals to the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which is designed to prevent laws that “substantially burden” a person’s free exercise of religion. But this case ultimately decides whether for-profit corporations should be granted the same religious privileges and unalienable religious exercise rights as human individuals.
Although the American Judiciary is one of the three co-equal branches of government, it is probably the least well understood by the public. In 2010, for instance, one study found that 53% of Americans responded “Don’t know” when asked to name the Chief Justice of the United States (John G. Roberts, Jr.), while another 18%…
Fifty percent of young women did not resume using condoms after they stopped taking hormonal contraception pills, according to a study conducted by Stanford Medical School researchers.