. <i>Griswold</i> v. <i>Connecticut</i> (1965) and the Prevention of Conception

George Anastaplo

in Reflections on Life, Death, and the Constitution

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9780813125336
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813135243 | DOI:
. Griswold v. Connecticut (1965) and the Prevention of Conception

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This chapter examines the most influential [United States] Supreme Court decisions of the latter part of the twentieth century in “Griswold v. Connecticut (1965).” It notes that under attack on that occasion was a Connecticut law forbidding the use of contraceptive devices to prevent pregnancies. It provides that in Griswold, the Supreme Court, by a vote of 7-2, held the law invalid after “operators of a birth control clinic had been prosecuted for aiding married couples to violate the law, furnishing them advice on contraceptive devices.”

Keywords: Supreme Court decisions; Griswold v. Connecticut (1965); Connecticut; contraceptive devices; pregnancies; birth control; married couples

Chapter.  2438 words. 

Subjects: US Politics

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