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    It was not the church but the State of Connecticut that went after Griswold, you know.

    If you think you're too small to be effective, you've never been in the dark with a mosquito.

    by marykk on Wed Jan 15, 2014 at 07:00:22 PM PST

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    •  You don't seem to understand the (0+ / 0-)

      political power the RCC has in the US... although I think that could be waning as people are getting more than fed up with it.  The CT legislature was dominated by reps that were Catholic.  From Americans United for Separation of Church and State's website...

      "Connecticut’s anti-birth control statute was only being sporadically enforced at the time, and some types of birth control were available in drug stores. But Buxton and Griswold (who opened the birth control clinic in New Haven) believed that as long as the law was in place, access to contraceptives wasn’t secure.

      Sure enough, when they opened their facility, conservative religious leaders went on the warpath. The state’s politically powerful Roman Catholic hierarchy demanded action, leading to the raid on the clinic."

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