We are following Boston College’s plans to close down the “underground condom railroad” set-up by students trying to bypass the campus restrictions on birth control.

Now, it looks like Planned Parenthood is getting involved in bypassing the derailment. The College Fix Associate Editor Jennifer Kabbany explains:

That a student-run organization doles out condoms like candy to students at the Catholic Boston College is no secret – the story has made national headlines over the last several months as campus officials have tried to crack down on the practice.

But where, pray tell, are students getting those free condoms to pass out?

It turns out the condoms and some of the other materials the group passes around originate from Planned Parenthood – which has a Boston-area facility three miles away from the campus, The College Fix has learned.

“We … partner with the Planned Parenthood at the Babcock stop on the B Line; they give us a lot of condoms, information, free swag,” stated the student chairwoman of Boston College Students for Sexual Health, the group that hands out the condoms on campus, in an email to a College Fix writer.

It’s unclear exactly what the “swag” is, but the campus group’s website states members also hand out: “Personal lubricant, female condoms, dental dams, and pamphlets about STIs, birth control, and safer sex information. Students at these sites will also be prepared to direct you to additional resources for contraception, STI testing, etc., on campus and in the Boston area.”

The Planned Parenthood near the campus is about a ten-minute subway ride away. What’s more, Boston College Students for Sexual Health is an official Planned Parenthood Vox: College Reproductive Rights Group, student group Chairwoman Lizzie Jekanowski told The College Fix.

Students who hand out the condoms are currently in negotiations with college administrators to develop a sexual health curriculum on campus, according to Jekanowski. She added campus officials are aware of who backs the campus club she leads, saying: “We’re very open about that. We’re transparent.”

“We welcome the dialogue, and we welcome the conversation that comes with a difference of opinion,” Jekanowski said. “Those conversations are so important since it is a Catholic campus.”

Boston College officials did not respond to repeated requests for comment this week by The College Fix to talk on Planned Parenthood’s presence and influence on their Catholic campus.

It’s not the first time a link between Planned Parenthood and Boston College has caused controversy. In 2010, a list of pro-bono organizations on Boston College Law’s website included contact information for Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts. The link was ultimately removed after a variety of conservative groups protested the connection.

Here’s to hoping Planned Parenthood is more protective of Massachusetts college students than it was of Pennsylvania women.