The National Women’s Liberation Army hit five pharmacies in the Union Square area Saturday in search of Plan B (emergency contraception). According to Reality Check, some drug stores not only hide the Morning After Pill behind the counter, but keep it in a locked box!
From Realitly Check: (emphasis (mine)
During the action, group leaders would loudly announce to the store that the brigade was looking for the morning-after pill. Group members then would disperse, asking where the emergency contraception was and handing shoppers a letter to the pharmacy’s CEO.
“The morning-after pill is locked in a box? You have to carry the box around the store?” protesters would say to each other. “Sure, so the whole store knows you had sex last night. That’s like wearing a dunce cap!”
Indeed, many stores either keep Plan B behind the pharmacy counter, don’t stock more than two pills at a time, or keep the pill in a locked box that has to be opened by a store employee at the counter. Furthermore, employees are often confused about who has permission to open the box. NWL’s letter to pharmacy CEOs said that these store policies embarrass and shame women and restrict access
NWL’s action alert for the protest showed a picture of locked-up Plan B pills, which cost about $50 each, sitting next to even more expensive digital ovulation kits that were not locked up. “You imply that women may steal [Plan B],” the letter to CEOs said.
The Hunt for Plan B sounds like a great model for the Hunt for My OBC.
Sounds like a Plan to me!
PS Be sure to ready the letter to the CEOs.
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