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Listen to Loretta Lynn's 'The Pill'

In light of her recent passing, Reading Motherhood remembers the country superstar and her staunch support of reproductive rights. Read a quote from Lynn below and listen to her 1975 song 'The Pill.'

 

"People know the basic facts about me, how I was married when I wasn't quite fourteen and had four babies by the time I was eighteen ... So when I sing those country songs about women struggling to keep things going, you could say I've been there . It's like that hit record I had in 1975, 'The Pill,'...Well, they didn't have none of them pills when I was younger, or I'd have been swallowing 'em like popcorn. See, the men who run some of the radio stations, they banned the record because they didn't like what I was saying. But the women knew. Like I say, I know what it's like to be pregnant and nervous and poor."


Listen to 'The Pill' Here