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Bell Ringer: Griswold v. Connecticut as a Test Case for Birth Control Laws

Griswold v. Connecticut as a Test Case for Birth Control Laws

Law professors Helen Alvaré and Rachel Rebouché discussed the landmark Supreme Court Case Griswold v. Connecticut, in which Planned Parenthood challenged an 1879 state law banning the use of birth control. They talked about how the case was a test case for the law. A clip of the petitioners in the case is included.

Description

Law professors Helen Alvaré and Rachel Rebouché discussed the landmark Supreme Court Case Griswold v. Connecticut, in which Planned Parenthood challenged an 1879 state law banning the use of birth control. They talked about how the case was a test case for the law. A clip of the petitioners in the case is included.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • What role did Planned Parenthood play in Griswold v. Connecticut?
  • Why was the clinic set up in Connecticut?
  • What arguments do Dr. Lee Buxton and Estelle Griswold make?

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • Birth Control
    • Clinic
    • Planned Parenthood
    • Prescription
    • Prosecution
    • Socioeconomic

    Topics

    Supreme Court Cases

    Grades

    High SchoolUniversity