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Grating the Nutmeg

When Contraception Was a Crime: Griswold v. CT

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Natalie Belanger of the Connecticut Historical Society is joined by historian Barbara Sicherman, the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor Emerita at Trinity College, to discuss the landmark reproductive rights case, Griswold v. Connecticut. Professor Sicherman talks about the origins of the lawsuit, what it meant for women in our state, and its long-term influence on civil rights rulings.

If you want to learn more, you can read Barbara Sicherman’s article, "Connecticut Women Fight for Reproductive Rights", in the Fall 2017 issue of Connecticut Explored, or see her pieces about Estelle Griswold and Catharine Roraback in the Summer 2011 article, "Women Who Changed the World."

This episode of Grating the Nutmeg was produced by Natalie Belanger and engineered by Patrick O’Sullivan.

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