The Uncertain Future of Planned Parenthood | Connecticut Public Radio

The Uncertain Future of Planned Parenthood

Mar 2, 2011

In 1961, Estelle Griswold, president of Planned Parenthood League of Connecticut, opened a birth control clinic to dispense contraceptives -- a bold act of civil disobedience that changed the course of the history of family planning legislation. 

It resulted in the 1965 case of Griswold v. Connecticut, where the US Supreme Court removed one of the last serious barriers to family planning. 

Now, the Republican House has set out to reverse this and other legislation that has supported Planned Parenthood over the past 50 years with legislation that takes aim at abortion, but cuts basic health care for millions of women in the country as a result. Today we talk about what these cuts mean for the future of family planning and women's health.