The woman who brought birth control to the US was born today in 1879. From The Writer’s Almanac today:
In 1921, Sanger founded the American Birth Control League, which in 1946 became Planned Parenthood Federation of America. She also funded research to create a contraceptive pill. She said, “No woman can call herself free until she can choose consciously whether she will or will not be a mother.” She died in 1966, at age 87, a year after the landmark Supreme Court decision Griswold vs. Connecticut finally made birth control legal for married couples.
Just…think about the date of that Supreme Court decision for a minute, and then be grateful to Margaret and every other progressive movement of the last 52 years.