February 19, 1985. That’s right 1985 was when Ireland approved women’s access to contraceptives. The new law allowed the sale of non-medical contraceptives, without prescription for people over the age of 18. But of course, it was still illegal to advertise them. So it was essentially–its ok to use them but its not ok to let people know they are available. Isn’t it surprising that even toward the end of the millennium, that one of women’s most fundamental rights was still being denied and controlled by government?
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