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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Celebrating Estelle Griswold and the Right to Birth Control

Check out this piece in the Huffington Post on the woman who set the stage for the court battles that would lead to the legalization of birth control: 
"Chances are you've never heard of Estelle Griswold. But she radically changed the lives of women in America. Forty-six years ago today, her courage secured a basic right that many of us take for granted today: the right to use birth control to plan and time our pregnancies and to keep our families healthy."
Written by Cecile Richards, this post reminds us of the brave actions by one woman and the tremendous effect her actions had on millions of women.  We know that even now, years later, many women struggle to get access to birth control and others are impeded by high costs.  It's important to keep Estelle Griswold in mind as we continue to battle the threats to family planning services around the country. 

Read the full post here.

Wondering if birth control is right for you?  Learn more with Planned Parenthood's My Method tool.

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