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We the People: The right to privacy and the road to Roe v. Wade

The Supreme Court’s watershed decision in Griswold v. Connecticut (1965) which, as we have seen, introduced a general constitutional right to privacy, sufficient to protect a married couples’ right to use contraceptive devices, has exerted tremendous influence over the past half-century.

Roe v. Wade (1973), very likely the most controversial ruling ever rendered by the High Tribunal, rests on Gris...