On June 7, 1965, in Griswold v. Connecticut, the Supreme Court legalized contraception (for married people, at least) and held that women and men have the right to privacy in making decisions about their sexual health. The case recognized, in law, the principle that women and men—not government—should decide when and how to plan their families, and paved the way for programs and policies that help women make health-care decisions that affect their educational opportunities, their professional work, and their families.
Forty-eight years and counting! How mindblowing is it that it’s been less than 50 years since it’s been legal for MARRIED COUPLES (single people were allowed 7 years later) to have contraception?
And we’re STILL FIGHTING ABOUT IT. OY.
(Source: rhrealitycheck.org, via comicsuffragette)