Title: Griswold v. Connecticut, 1965
Medium: Gouache and ink on paper
Story: In 1964 Estelle Griswold, the executive director of Planned Parenthood League of Connecticut, and Dr. C. Lee Buxton, doctor and professor at Yale Medical School, were arrested and found guilty as accessories to providing illegal contraception. They were fined $100 each. Convicted in court, they filed an appeal that led them to the Supreme Court. The court held that the constitution guarantees a “right to privacy” that encompasses the right of individuals to make decisions about intimate, personal matters such as child bearing. The Court invalidated the law prohibiting the prescription, sale, or use of contraceptives, even for married couples.