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Griswold vs Connecticut

The supreme court ruled that the United States constitution protects the freedom of married couples to buy and use contraceptives without gouvernement restrictions.


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PRESENTATION

USA : 1965

INDEX

Context

Case

Griswold vs Connecticut

Majority opinion

OPPOSITIOn

Consequences

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Context around the

case

In 1935, the first Planned Parenthood clinic was opened in Connecticut Hartford Over the next few years several clinics were opened including the Waterbury clinic which led to the Griswold v. Connecticut.

timeline

Timeline of the case


  • In 1939, the Waterbury clinic enforce the Contraceptive Act of 1879.

  • In 1961, Griswold and Dr. Buxton, opened a birth control clinic in New Haven


  • On November 10 arrest of Griswold and Buxton

  • The case went to the supreme court

“Does the Constitution protect the right to spousal privacy against state restrictions on a couple's ability to receive contraceptive counseling?”

mAJORITY OPINION

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In the Supreme Court, 7 judges in favor of marital privacy; Judges Warren, Douglas, Clark, Harlan, Brennan, White and Goldberg and two Judges against; Judges Black and Stewart

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“Will we allow the police to search the hallowed precincts of conjugal bedrooms for telltale signs of contraceptive use? The very idea is repulsive to notions of privacy that surround the marriage relationship” Dougla's

Decision

Decision of the Supreme Court of USA

  • Freedom of married couples to buy and use contraceptives


  • Fundamental right.

  • Comstock Act of 1873 = precedent of the right to privacy

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Consequences

Consequences

This Supreme Court decision marked a turning point in American legal history and allowed for the evolution of women’s and marital rights


Constitution protects a pregnant woman's freedom to choose an abortion without undue government restrictions.


the right of single people to possess contraception on the same terms as married couples

décision of Eisenstadt vs. Baird

the decision of Roe v. Wade

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