To the editor:
In 1965 the U.S. Supreme Court in Griswold v. Connecticut ruled that “a married couple has a right of privacy that cannot be infringed upon by a state law making it a crime to use contraceptives.”
The 1972 Eisenstadt v. Baird ruling extended the privacy protection around contraception to unmarried people.
These rulings were based on the Fifth Amendment, which resulted in the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling.
If the 2024 intentions of the Republican Party are to ban abortions nationwide, what is to stop them from also banning contraceptives?
Women will be forced by the state to have annual pregnancies if this occurs. It could happen that many married women will refuse to have intercourse because they do not want to be pregnant annually until they reach menopause.
Do we want to go back to the 1800s, when women were only for child bearing or prostitution?
Vote for a Democratic Party candidate who will vote to protect women’s health and welfare.