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Happy Birthday to "The Pill"

Nifty at fifty? Happy Birthday to the birth control pill, which was approved for sale in the United States on today's date in 1960. Women have come a long way since then, but a lot of people (historians for example) say the Pill created the women's movement. Makes sense, because now that women can take care of that whole reproduction thing and put it on their own schedule...they might have time to do a few other things, like have a career. In 1975, Loretta Lynn released a little ditty about the birth control pill. Country stations at first refused to play it, but eventually came around and it became a top ten country hit. Apparently, doctors in rural areas thanked Loretta Lynn for the song, saying it introduced the idea to many women who hadn't really heard about it (even though it had been around for 15 years!)

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