Definition: Griswold  v. Connecticut









Another case regarding the right to privacy was Griswold v. Connecticut. In this 1965 case, a Connecticut law making it illegal for married people to obtain contraceptives (birth control) was declared unconstitutional by a 7-2 decision. The case was brought by Estelle Griswold, a member of the organization Planned Parenthood. Similar to the Roe case, the Bill of Rights was applied to the states with use of the Fourteenth Amendment. 

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