Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Jonathan Eig, Author of 'The Birth of the Pill,' Interviewed in The New Republic
The New Republic: It's Astounding That We're Still Debating the Pill After 50 Years, by Rebecca Leber:
It wasn't easy to create a birth control pill in an era where contraception, along with abortion, was still illegal in most of the country. In his new book, The Birth of the Pill, veteran journalist Jonathan Eig writes on the history of how four people came together to make oral contraceptives a reality in the 1950s. (Ann Friedman reviewed it for the New Republic here). The creators wouldn't have expected the challenges women still face today to their reproductive rights.I spoke to Eig about this in the context of the contemporary debate on abortion and contraception in America. . . .