This coming Mother’s Day marks the 50th anniversary of the approval of the birth control pill in the United States. While Canada didn’t legalize the birth control pill as a contraceptive until 1969, I think Mother’s Day is a good opportunity to reflect on a pill that afforded women the right to choose if and when they wanted to become mothers, regardless of where you live.
With women’s reproductive rights making headlines right now in light of the upcoming G8 summit, contraception and family planning are certainly hot topics. But whether you’re pro-contraception or not, it’s hard to deny the impact that the pill has had on women’s lives the world over. And so, we want to know: what do you think the birth control pill has meant for women and women’s health in Canada?