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Time, November 27, 1968

The Pope issues Humanae Vitae

Pope Paul VI issues the encyclical Humanae Vitae (On Human LIfe), which reaffirms the Catholic Church's opposition to all forms of artificial contraception, including birth control pills, which had come on the market in the United States in 1960.

Pictured: Pope Paul VI on the cover of TIME.