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Birth Control is 100 Years Old: MAKERS Reflect On Its Evolution

Since Margaret Sanger coined the term birth control in 1914, contraception has revolutionized women's lives. See its evolution and hear about its importance from our MAKERS. Read More »

Nelson Mandela’s Impact on Women

“As long as women are bound by poverty and as long as they are looked down upon, human rights will lack substance.” Read More »

Who Was the Attorney Behind Roe v. Wade?

  When Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Burger, said “Ms. Weddington, you may proceed whenever you are ready,” Sarah Weddington stood to address the Court, and her nerves washed away. Just 26 years old, Weddington went on to successfully argue the landmark case, Roe v. Wade.   Read More »