Last updated on: 5/11/2020 | Author: ProCon.org

The Pill Turns 60 as Birth Control Is Back in the Supreme Court

On May 9, 1960, the FDA approved the first birth control pill, Enovid, for contraceptive use. Sixty years later, the US Supreme Court heard arguments on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 about the right of businesses to opt out of the Obamacare mandate that requires employer health care plans to guarantee free birth control.