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Georgetown pro-choice group offers free morning-after pill at the oldest Catholic college

An unknown pro-choice group at Georgetown University is giving away free morning-after pill in the country’s oldest Catholic college.

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A non-accredited pro-choice student of the group is the provision of a “Plan B” free for students at the University of Georgetown, because the emergency contraceptive is not available on the campus.

The group made the announcement Monday in a Facebook video, with their president, Angela will appear on the says: “If they don’t meet our needs, we build our own systems and their own.”

“H*yas for Choice, the provision of condoms, lubricant, dental dams and other safer sex supplies on the Georgetown campus for decades,” HFC-director of communications, Elianna Schiffrik, said in the clip. “But because of Georgetown’s ban on the sale of any form of birth control on campus, until now, the nearest place where you could buy EC was nearly a mile walk to where it can cost between $30 and $60.”

HFC will everyone on the campus Plan B for no cost, but ask for a suggested donation of $10.

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Georgetown is not providing the morning-after pill, and writes “hormonal contraceptives if medically indicated, but not directly for birth control,” according to the Student Health Center.

“H*yas for Choice is not a student organization with access to university benefits and receives no subsidy from the University,” a Georgetown spokesman told Fox News. “Individual students are allowed to express their opinions and ideas freely.”

Schiffrik told The Hoya, the student newspaper, that the reaction is “very positive so far”.

“We have not seen a lot of aggressive play, not yet,” she said. “We expect.”

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The Georgetown Right to Life council said that it does not take a position on birth control.

“The medical and ethical questions related to Plan-B and other emergency contraceptives are complicated,” told Fox News. “To our knowledge, Plan-B works to hinder the conception, the purpose of birth control. For that reason, we also do not have a position on the distribution of Plan B. We advocate for the dignity of human life, beginning with conception and ends with natural death. We will continue to fight for the rights of the pre-born and support pregnant women on campus and in our community.”

Caleb Parke is an associate editor for FoxNews.com. You can follow him on Twitter @calebparke

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