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Griswold v. Connecticut

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Griswold v. Connecticut
381 U.S. 479
Decided: June 7, 1965

Griswold v. Connecticut was a Supreme Court decision that eventually laid the foundation for Roe v. Wade.

In it, the SCOTUS found that a married couple had an inherent right to privacy in that they should be able to legally obtain and use contraceptives, which had previously been contrary to Connecticut law (a law that had been sponsored by P.T. Barnum).[1]


  1. "Planned Parenthood League of Connecticut – Today in History".