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59 Years ago SCOTUS Guaranteed Access to Birth Control. Now, That and Much More is Under Threat.

Under a second Trump presidency, those threats could very well become reality.

Photo: Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) speaks with Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), far left, and Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), center, during a news conference on the Right to Contraception Act in DC on Wednesday.Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post/Getty

 

Friday marked the 59-year anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Griswold v. Connecticut, the case that confirmed the right of married people to use contraception.

That decision established the right to privacy, which gave rise to later court decisions on the right for unmarried people to use contraception without government interference; the right to abortion (which was, of course, overruled by the Dobbs decision); and other rights, including same-sex marriage.

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