UMD Students Celebrate Anniversary of Legal Access to Birth Control

Representatives from Planned Parenthood spoke about the history of birth control and reproductive rights in the United States

DULUTH, Minn. – 45 years ago the Supreme Court legalized the use of birth control for non–married couples. Today, students at UMD celebrated the anniversary of that decision on campus.

Representatives from Planned Parenthood spoke about the history of birth control and reproductive rights in the United States.

“It really gave access to women who weren’t married, whereas before it was just for women who were married,” Sarah Minder, an intern with the Women’s Resource and Action. “That gave a wide variety of women control over their bodies and their futures.”

The Women’s Resource and Action Center on the UMD campus organized the event.

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