Five Places Where Birth Control Is Still Controversial
Tomorrow, June 7th, is the 49th anniversary of Griswold v. Connecticut, the 1965 Supreme Court case that made obtaining birth control no longer a crime (well, at least for married couples - single women still had to wait another seven years). With almost half a century of pills, IUDs, patches and injections on the market and in our bedrooms, you’d think that pregnancy prevention would be a pretty settled issue.
But it’s not. Even today, there are a number of high-profile people in America who believe artificial means of preventing pregnancy are wrong - and sadly, a number of them have massive influence on our daily laws and culture.
Here are five places where contraception is just as controversial as it was 49 years ago: