Italians Finally Allowed to Speak and Write in Favor of Birth Control

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The Constitutional Court, Italy's highest court, rules that Italians can speak about and write in favor of birth control so long as they do not undermine the "modesty which should surround sexual things."

The publication of information about birth control had been banned in Italy since the fascist government of Mussolini had taken power. This means that they are essentially a legacy of Italian fascism and that to whatever extent the governments seeks to preserve them, the government is seeking to preserve a bit of that fascism for today.

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