Recently, we celebrated the 48th anniversary of Griswold v. Connecticut, the ruling that legalized the use of birth control between married couples. This is Estelle Griswold, head of Planned Parenthood of Connecticut and plantiff of Griswold v. Connecticut.
In Griswold v. Connecticut (1965), the Supreme Court ruled that a state's ban on the use of contraceptives violated the right to marital privacy. The case concerned a Connecticut law that criminalized the encouragement or use of birth control. The 1879 law provided that "any person who uses any drug, medicinal article or instrument for the purposes of preventing conception shall be fined not less than forty dollars or imprisoned not less than sixty days."