(CNN) – Fifty years ago, a reproductive revolution began when the FDA patented "the pill." The contraceptive has spawned debates about morality, its social effects and its impact on women's health.
It certainly has influenced American history, but by how much? This week's Time magazine cover story about the pill's 50th anniversary examines that question.
Time's executive editor Nancy Gibbs wrote the article and she joined us on Friday's American Morning, along with our chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta.