Compare And Contrast Griswold Vs Connecticut

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Socio-economic status of women and the lack of control over their bodies. Today in the United States women have easy access to contraceptives, however, during the Comstock Era from 1873 to 1965, women did not have the rights to contraception. In fact, they were being controlled by men. Around this time Congress is mostly made up of men and they had the control of making new laws, in this case the Comstock Law In the first wave of feminism, women’s bodies were only viewed as a vehicle to procreate. Griswold v. Connecticut was a case that was appealed to the Supreme Court by Estelle Griswold in 1965 in order to grant married women access to contraception such as condoms, diaphragms, and birth control pills. Throughout history the lack of control women had over their bodies was predominantly caused by the Comstock Law which was established on March 3, 1873. The lack of access to birth control led women to having unplanned pregnancy, as well as not being able to have an education because they had to be housewives. However, after the Griswold v. Connecticut case, women’s socio-economic status improved in the sense that they were allowed to get an education without restriction. Due…show more content…
Connecticut case in 1965 were no surprise because not having access to contraceptives women were getting pregnant more. Women did have access to contraception before the Comstock Law was established in 1873. However, women were limited afterwards because not having contraceptives meant they needed to take more precaution when having sexual intercourse. In the Child Trend Data Bank, it was depicted that women from 1945 to the 1960’s in the United States had the highest fertility rate due to the baby boom years as well as not having access to contraceptives. The baby boom years was a period in which birth rates were increasing tremendously after the end of World War II in 1945 due to the soldiers coming home to their
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