Boston College Wants Campus Condom Distribution Ended
NEWTON, Mass. (AP) — Boston College is threatening disciplinary action against a group of students who distribute condoms out of their dorm rooms, but the American Civil Liberties Union says the university is violating student rights and is prepared to bring legal action.
BC officials sent a letter on March 15 demanding an end to student-run Safe Sites, a network of dorm rooms and other locations where free contraceptives and safe-sex information are available. The university says the distribution of condoms is a violation of the school’s Roman Catholic values.
Lizzie Jekanowski, chairwoman of BC Students for Sexual Health, tells The Boston Globe the administration has known about the condom distribution for two years yet has never before threatened action.
An attorney at the ACLU of Massachusetts says BC may be breaking the law.
Information from: The Boston Globe, http://www.boston.com/globe