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Introduction to Women's Studies_Turkel_Date___042310

Introduction to Women's Studies_Turkel_Date___042310 - 1972...

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Dickerson’s ideas on reproductive health rights Access to safe/reliable contraception Culturally sensitive education and information by healthcare providers Contraception laws 1960s – laws start to allow for the right to birth control 1965- first supreme court ruling broadening availability to contraception Birth control changed the ideas of women’s sexuality and allowed them to choose to be sexually active without being pregnant Griswold vs. Connecticut 1965 Overturns CT law prohibiting access of married couples to contraception on the grounds of the constitutional right to privacy
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Unformatted text preview: 1972 Eisenstadt vs. Baird • Extends the right to access birth control to single people 1973 Roe v. Wade • Every state prior to this had their own abortion laws • Made abortion federal law, not state law so states could not decide if they wanted to make abortion legal or not • It is rooted in the constitutional right to privacy • Some justices do not believe there is a right to privacy in the constitution • Legal right is not about when life begins or if abortion is wrong, it is a fight over federal or state laws State rights over abortion • The supreme court has given states...
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