The Supreme Court decision in Griswold v. Connecticut (1965) was the first successful challenge to a state version of the federal Comstock Law. The court had avoided reproductive issues with the exception of sterilization (see Buck v. Bell, 1927, and Skinner v. Oklahoma, 1942). In Griswold, the court invalidated a 19th-century Connecticut law that regulated sexual morality among married couples. For the first time, the court used the Ninth Amendment to find an unenumerated, substantive right of marital privacy.

Similar to many states, Connecticut passed a law in 1879 that ...

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