Quote of the Week – Birth of the Pill by Jonathon Eig

Later generations would complain that the birth-control pill put the burden for contraception on women, but that’s not the way these women saw it. Sanger and McCormick were born in the nineteenth century. To them, an oral contraceptive wasn’t a burden for women. It was a tool. It was an opportunity. And it was on the verge of becoming something more: an achievement that would change women’s roles forever.

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