FDA approval of oral contraception in 1960 had a transformative effect on women's lives but remains controversial today.
by Christine Dehlendorf and Kelsey Holt
The notion that limiting women’s reproduction can cure societal ills has a long, shameful history.
SOURCE: New Republic
by Linda Gordon
"I suspect that I am not the only secular person who often assumed, however unconsciously, that politically active religious groups in America today are mainly illiberal."
SOURCE: The Weekly Wonk
by Elizabeth Weingarten
More than fifty years after the pill first came to market, its promise of access and equality remains unfulfilled for millions of other women.
In the '50s, selling contraception was still officially illegal in many states.
SOURCE: The Nation
by Richard Kreitner
A depressingly relevant—if fascinating—exercise it is, to revisit a special issue about birth control The Nation published on January 27, 1932.
Property v. Liberty: The Supreme Court’s Radical Break with Its Historical Treatment of Corporations
by Ruth H. Bloch and Naomi R. Lamoreaux
The expansive language is at odds with the way the Court has treated corporations historically.
SOURCE: Agence France-Presse
Lucien Neuwirth was a Gaullist politician who legalized the birth control pill in France in 1967... and fought in the SAS during World War II.
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