06 Jun '12, 9am

Dispatches From The War On Women: Contraception Could Be Illegal Again | Care2 Causes

Citing the 1965 Supreme Court decision Griswold v. Connecticut in a letter to my local newspaper, the Tri-Valley Herald, in November 1992, I wasn't arguing against contraception, rather I was arguing for privacy. By that time, I had already used contraception with a number of women, and have continued to use it since then. The issues of privacy, autonomy and personal liberty occur in issues other than contraception and abortion, like drug legalization. In his 1992 book, Visions of Liberty, former Executive Director of the ACLU, Ira Glasser writes: "The use of wiretapping and electronic eavesdropping emerged during the Prohibition era....The other major use of electronic eavesdropping has been to punish political dissent. For decades, former FBI director J. Edgar Hoover used wiretaps and other electronic devices to spy on political figures and citizens not yet suspected of ...

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