47 Years After the Fact, Mitt Romney Thinks States Should Be Allowed to Ban Birth Control
Forty-seven years ago today, the Supreme Court ruled on a case concerning a Connecticut law that criminalized the encouragement or use of birth control.
Ruling that the states had no right to ban contraception for married couples, the landmark case of Griswold v. Connecticut established that a woman’s reproductive freedoms were protected by the Constitution. It signified the court’s belief that people should be free from the unnecessary interference of the state and considered “the very idea [of searching marital bedrooms for contraception] is repulsive to the notions of privacy surrounding the marriage relationship.” That was in 1965.
Now, in the year 2012, politicians have proven they want to go back to the last century. Seriously! Just listen to Mitt Romney in his own words disagreeing with the court’s ruling: