Friday, May 9, 2008

Sexual anarchy.

On today's date in 1960, the FDA announced it would approve Enovid 10 mg for contraceptive use.

It would not be available to married women in all states until Griswold v. Connecticut in 1965 and not available to unmarried women in all states until Eisenstadt v. Baird in 1972.

In 1975, country singer Loretta Lynn released this song. It rose to number 5 on the country charts, despite its (then) scandalous subject matter.

I am astounded that it all unfolded in my lifetime.

But sadly, not so terribly surprised by these ridiculous people, who don't believe that oral contraception should be available to young girls and unmarried women.

Edit: And then there are the Duggars, announcing today their 18th pregnancy. (I don't think I had sex 18 times with either husband.)

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