Why Pro-Life Wisconsin Observes Griswold v. Connecticut
When the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on the Griswold v. Connecticut case, it set a legal precedent for claiming the Constitution grants women the right to privacy in matters of sexual practice. This meant that Connecticut and the rest of the United States could not stop a married woman from obtaining birth control pills.
The plaintiff was Estelle Griswold, then executive director of the Planned Parenthood League of Connecticut. She and Dr. C. Lee Buxton opened a birth control clinic. They were arrested and fined for selling birth control pills, which was illegal in Connecticut. The case was pushed all the way to the Supreme Court. Griswold v. Connecticut was cited as legal precedent in subsequent cases that allowed birth control for unmarried women and teenagers.
The Griswold ruling paved the way for abortion on demand in America by defining the right to privacy upon which the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision was based. The deadly connection between contraception and abortion is all too real. We know hormonal birth control has an abortion-causing effect, and we know the contraceptive mentality perpetuates abortion as back-up contraception.
Pro-Life Wisconsins affiliates again held prayer services at Wisconsins birth control facilities on June 7, followed by celebrat ...