Daily Archives: May 9, 2016

May 9 in freethought history…

May 9, 1960 – The US Food and Drug Administration approves the first commercial birth control pill. “The Pill,” as it was called, offered an unprecedented level of reproductive freedom to women. It was, predictably, praised by some as a … Continue reading

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