The school had bowed to pressure from federal officials. Librarians at the Medical Center for the University of California, San Francisco, noticed the omission and emailed officials at Johns Hopkins, who helpfully responded that maybe they should use the gentler terms "fertility control" or "pregnancy, unwanted."
Gail. L. Sorrough, director of medical library services at UCSF said that was "absurd." She did what anybody with a cause and a computer would do, she sent an email out on a listserv. It "exploded." The search restrictions have since been lifted. Mad props to Sorrough and her fellow librarians! --Andy Wright
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