While overturning a Connecticut statute that had prohibited the use of contraceptives in this case, the Supreme Court explicitly recognized constitutional protection for a generic right to privacy.
According to the doctrine of substantive due process
A Connecticut statute of 1879 criminalized the use and dissemination of contraceptives.
On appeal, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed the convictions by a 7-2 vote. Delivering the opinion of the Court, Justice William O. Douglas
Other justices wrote three concurring opinions and two dissenting opinions. Justice Arthur Goldberg, joined by William J. Brennan
The Griswold ruling did not attract much attention from the public at the time it was issued. Eight years later, however, the logic of the ruling provided the foundation for Roe v. Wade,
Birth control and contraception
Lawrence v. Texas
Pierce v. Society of Sisters
Privacy, right to
Roe v. Wade