It’s the 53th anniversary of the FDA’s approval of the first commercially-produced birth control pill. So here’s Loretta Lynn performing “One’s On the Way/The Pill;” not sure the exact date, but it would have been during the George H.W. Bush administration.
Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.
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