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Supreme Court Decisions That Greatly Impacted The Reproduction Rights Of Women When talking about Supreme Court decisions that have greatly impacted the lives of women it is very hard to settle on just five of the many cases that have been ruled in favor of the rights of women When discussing the topic of reproductive freedom and The Supreme Courts rulings on these matters ten cases can and must be discussed in order to provide a total overview and timeline of these historic rulings The American Civil Liberties Union has helped women breech the barriers of sexual repression and has crusaded to help women win these reproductive rights and knowledge over the years since its founding in the repressed 1920s In the decades following 1920 the ACLU has had an important role in influencing The Supreme Court into handing down decisions that led to the right of contraception rights to abortion the right to bear children and the publication of materials valuable in understanding human sexuality All of these Supreme Court rulings discussed lead to the valuable sexual and reproductive freedom we are experiencing in todays society We should be thankful and take a bow to the crusades of womens rights groups such as the ACLU and their influences on The Supreme Court and thus our daily and social ties to society The first case I want to discuss involving the reproductive rights of women is Griswold v Connecticut In this landmark case the Supreme Court struck down a state prohibition against the prescription sale or use of contraceptives even for married couples In this case the Court held that the Constitution guarantees a right to privacy when individuals make decisions about intimate personal matters such as childbearing In my opinion this case is very important because it gives an option or a choice to a very important issue Without this right to choose single or married women would be placed
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