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Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Pill Day '08: The Pill Kills Babies

This Saturday on June 7, 2008 is the anniversary of Griswold vs Connecticut, the case which overturned a law prohibiting the distribution of any form of contraception here in Connecticut. Pro-life groups who oppose birth control on the grounds that is ends pre-born life will be protesting outside area's where contraception is sold. How did this all start here in Connecticut? It started with Estelle Griswold, Dr. C. Lee Buxton and Planned Parenthood. Estelle Griswold whom died in 1981, was the executive director of the Planned Parenthood League of Connecticut, and with Dr. C. Lee Buxton as Medical Director, they opened a birth-control clinic in New Haven in the early 1960's and proceeded to ignore the law and sell and give out contraception to people. They were both arrested for violating an 1879 law that prohibited the use of "any drug, medicinal article or instrument for the purpose of preventing conception." They were convicted and paid a $100 fine then took their case all the way to the Supreme Court which ruled 'Americans have the fundamental right to privacy', and overturned their convictions and ended Connecticut's 1879 contraception law. This Saturday, June 7, 2008 is being called "Pill Day '08: The Pill Kills Babies". To learn more about this Saturday's event please watch this video from the American Life League.

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