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Estelle Griswold

Estelle (Trebert) Griswold

Plaintiff in Griswold v. Connecticut (1965).

According to Sicherman's 2011 article "Women Who Changed the World" (linked below) "As executive director of the Planned Parenthood League of Connecticut (PPLC) from 1954 to 1965, her main objective was to overturn an antiquated 1879 state law that prohibited the use and distribution of contraceptives."

1961 November - Along with Dr. C. Lee Buxton, opened birth control clinic in New Haven (for married couples). Shortly after, both arrested and later convicted.

1965 - Griswold v Connecticut went to U.S. Supreme Court.


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