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Griswold v. Connecticut
Citation:381 U.S. 479 (1965)
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Appellant Griswold is Executive Director of the Planned Parenthood League of Connecticut. Appellant Buxton is a licensed physician and a professor at the Yale Medical School who served as Medical Director for the League at its Center in New Haven. They gave information, instruction, and medical advice to married persons as to the means of preventing conception. They were convicted and fined $100 to the violation of the state statute that provided: “Any person who uses any drug, medicinal article or instrument for the purpose of preventing conception shall be fined….”
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