Happy Mother’s Day! Happy Birthday to “The Pill”! ?
In what can only be seen as an ironic twist of events the birth control pill turns 50 this Sunday, May 9th… which also happens to be Mother’s Day. I read an AP article chronicling the history of the pill which you can read here.
Birth control cleared the path for legalized abortion. Although the pill was intended to prevent unwanted pregnancies the article states that “nearly half of all pregnancies to U.S. women are unintended and nearly half of those end in abortion”. There was no legalized abortion before the pill, but since its legalization more women started having sex outside of marriage; resulting in the need to REALLY take care of those pesky little “unwanted pregnancies”.