A fascinating discussion of reproductive choice as determined by Griswold v. Connecticut
(1965) and Roe v.
The matter went to court, and in 1965 the US Supreme Court handed down an important ruling in the case Griswold v. Connecticut
. The high court, citing a fundamental right to privacy, ruled that government had no right to meddle in matters as personal as sexual behavior and a couple's decision to engage in family planning.
Critics have long viewed Griswold v. Connecticut
(1) as "in many ways a typical decision of the Warren Court." (2) But Griswold was hardly a "typical" Warren Court decision.
The early 1960s saw the introduction of the birth control pill as well as legal decisions such as Griswold v. Connecticut
(1965) that removed obstacles to the sale of modern contraceptives.
The ruling in that case, Griswold v. Connecticut
, laid the groundwork for broad privacy rights that the high court also embraced in 1973s Roe v.
"The exact opposite is true." In support of his contention that "secular leftists are determined to remake American culture and society in their own warped image, to tear down traditional pillars of America's moral strength," Hynes cites a litany of court cases, legislative acts, and instances of civil disobedience: Griswold v. Connecticut
(which effectively legalized contraception nationwide), the Stonewall riots (which launched the modern gay rights movement), 1960s New York and California laws legalizing abortion (the California law was signed by Gov.
Bell in which the Supreme Court decided involuntary sterilization did not violate patients' due process rights, Griswold v. Connecticut
in which the court declared married couples had a constitutional right to birth control, Roe v/.
Griswold v. Connecticut
: Birth Control and the Constitutional Right of Privacy.
It started with a 1965 Supreme Court decision, Griswold v. Connecticut
, which struck down a Connecticut law that denied married people access to birth control.
Wade, the Supreme Court used one of its previous decisions, Griswold v. Connecticut
, in which it had "created" the concept of a "zone of privacy," using mainly the Ninth Amendment to create this "zone," and then it applied its ruling to all of the states using the incorporation doctrine, thereby overturning all of the states' anti-abortion laws.
His opinion in Griswold v. Connecticut
, the 1965 case guaranteeing married people the right to obtain contraceptives, established the doctrine of privacy rights--those derived from what Douglas called the "penumbras" and "emanations" of more precisely enumerated rights in the Bill of Rights--that paved the way for Roe v.
Wade (Macmillan) is a thorough, exhaustive, chatty, and gossipy history of the movement for reproductive rights, beginning in the living rooms of Connecticut where the birth-control case (Griswold v. Connecticut
) was born, through the garage sale in Texas that led to Roe v.