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Birth control advocate Bill Baird, center, and Carol Morreale, left, as they led a demonstration outside the Immaculate Conception Church, Aug. 18, 1974 in Marlboro, Mass., protesting the denial of the baptismal sacrament to 3-month-old Nathaniel Morreale.(AP)
Birth control advocate Bill Baird, center, and Carol Morreale, left, as they led a demonstration outside the Immaculate Conception Church, Aug. 18, 1974 in Marlboro, Mass., protesting the denial of the baptismal sacrament to 3-month-old Nathaniel Morreale.(AP)

As we examine about the impact of the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade, we can't help but think about Bill Baird. It was Baird's victory against the Supreme Court in the 1972 Eisenstadt v. Baird case that gave all women in the United States — single and married — the right to use and buy contraception. The ruling paved the way for Roe v. Wade.

Over the last half century, Baird was jailed eight times in five states for his activism, giving out contraception and information about preventing and terminating pregnancy. Baird talks to Here & Now's Anthony Brooks.

This segment aired on June 24, 2022.

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