After a half century of progress, thanks in large measure to Planned Parenthood, some Republicans seem determined to try to march us backwards - and seem determined to make a circus out of trying to shut down the organization.
Birth control has had such a dramatic impact on women and families in this country that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention named it one of the top 10 public health achievements of the past century.
If women's right to use contraception is to mean anything at all -- if their individual right to make their own health decisions based on their own religious and ethical beliefs is to be a reality -- those rights must be protected by law from the interference of their employers.
Chances are you've never heard of Estelle Griswold. But she radically changed the lives of women in America. Forty-six years ago today, her courage secured a basic right of women to use birth control to plan and time our pregnancies and to keep our families healthy.