PCSW Commemorates 50th Anniversary of Griswold vs. Connecticut
On June 7, 1965, the Supreme Court ruled 7-2 that the Connecticut law of no birth control violated the constitutional right to marital privacy. This landmark court decision, Griswold v. Connecticut provided the first constitutional protection for birth control and paved the way for the nearly unanimous acceptance of contraception that now exists in this country. The Griswold decision laid the foundation for the right to an abortion and was later used as evidence in Roe v. Wade.
In June of 2015, PCSW joined Planned Parenthood of Southern New England for a press conference honoring the past and looking towards a better future on the 50th anniversary of this landmark decision.
PCSW will be releasing our 2015 legislative report shortly. Check back for updates.