Giant Pill Will Visit the Hill on June 7 to Celebrate 40th Anniversary of U.S. Supreme Court Ruling that Protected Use of Birth Control Nationwide
Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, DC, and pro-choice supporters from the Washington, DC, area are rallying to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's 1965 landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Griswold v. Connecticut, which upheld constitutional protection for the use of birth control by married couples.
A giant birth control pill and pill pack, joined by Planned Parenthood and pro-choice supporters from the capital area will hand out birthday cupcakes for Griswold's 40th "birthday." The event will highlight Planned Parenthood's nearly 90-year commitment to ensuring access to legal, reliable birth control.
PPFA Interim President Karen Pearl, The Pill and Pill Pack and dozens of pro-choice supporters from the area.
The circle outside Union Station (near Senate office buildings) on Massachusetts Avenue.
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on June 7
June 7 is the 40th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Griswold v. Connecticut The 1965 ruling struck down a Connecticut state law that made the use of birth control by married couples illegal. This was the first Supreme Court case that upheld constitutional protection for the use of birth control. However, 40 years later, women still face unnecessary and often politically motivated barriers to contraception.
For more information, and for downloadable photographs following the event, go to www.plannedparenthood.org.
June 03, 2005