Happy birthday Griswold v. Connecticut

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"Forty years ago today, the Surpreme Court found that married couples had a right to use contraception, a decision that set the precedent for a series of decisions much-loathed by the wingnut right that laid down the foundation for a woman's right to privacy," writes Amanda Marcotte. "It is important to remember that women's basic right to determine if we bear children or not has been fought for piecemeal against unending opposition from the conservatives and those in authority, many of whom are eager to take any opportunity to rip open the doors of our bedrooms and bathrooms and carefully examine and dictate what we are allowed to do there." (Pandagon)

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