In Griswold v. Connecticut (1965), the Supreme Court ruled that a state's ban on the use of contraceptives violated the right to marital privacy. The case concerned a Connecticut law that criminalized the encouragement or use of birth control. The 1879 law provided that "any person who uses any drug, medicinal article or instrument for the purposes of preventing conception shall be fined not less than forty dollars or imprisoned not less than sixty days."

In Griswold v. Connecticut (1965), the Supreme Court ruled that a state's ban on the use of contraceptives violated the right to marital privacy. The case concerned a Connecticut law that criminalized the encouragement or use of birth control. The 1879 law provided that "any person who uses any drug, medicinal article or instrument for the purposes of preventing conception shall be fined not less than forty dollars or imprisoned not less than sixty days."

Before Gideon v. Wainwright (1963), criminals were not give an  attorney if they were too poor for one.

Before Gideon v. Wainwright (1963), criminals were not give an attorney if they were too poor for one.

Recently, we celebrated the 48th anniversary of Griswold v. Connecticut, the ruling that legalized the use of birth control between married couples. This is Estelle Griswold, head of Planned Parenthood of Connecticut and plantiff of Griswold v. Connecticut.

Recently, we celebrated the 48th anniversary of Griswold v. Connecticut, the ruling that legalized the use of birth control between married couples. This is Estelle Griswold, head of Planned Parenthood of Connecticut and plantiff of Griswold v. Connecticut.

Griswold v. Connecticut - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Griswold v. Connecticut - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Con law:  Griswold v. Connecticut- this is an uncommonly silly law.

Con law: Griswold v. Connecticut- this is an uncommonly silly law.

Buttonwood Farm Sunflower Festival in Griswold, Connecticut

Buttonwood Farm Sunflower Festival in Griswold, Connecticut

What follows is a short analysis of the impact of Griswold v. Connecticut, a Supreme Court case.

What follows is a short analysis of the impact of Griswold v. Connecticut, a Supreme Court case.

Margaret Sanger has her mouth covered in protest of not being allowed to talk about birth control in Boston. 1929

Margaret Sanger has her mouth covered in protest of not being allowed to talk about birth control in Boston. 1929

Griswold V. Connecticut: Birth Control And The Constitutional Right Of Privacy

Griswold V. Connecticut: Birth Control And The Constitutional Right Of Privacy (Paperback)

Griswold V. Connecticut: Birth Control And The Constitutional Right Of Privacy

Grade 12 - Griswold v. Connecticut - EQuIP Exemplar | Achieve #ELA #teachers #highschool #education #lessonplan

Grade 12 - Griswold v. Connecticut - EQuIP Exemplar | Achieve #ELA #teachers #highschool #education #lessonplan

50 years ago this week, birth control became legal thanks to Griswold v Connecticut.

50 years ago this week, birth control became legal thanks to Griswold v Connecticut.

It's been 48 years since the Supreme Court made birth control legal (only for married couples, though). Can you imagine what your life would be like if birth control was illegal?

It's been 48 years since the Supreme Court made birth control legal (only for married couples, though). Can you imagine what your life would be like if birth control was illegal?

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