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Poe v. Ullman

Appellant's Claim

A statute written in 1879 in the state of Connecticut prohibited the use of contraceptives to prevent pregnancy and also prohibited physicians from prescribing and advising the use of contraceptives. Paul and Pauline Poe, Mrs. Jane Doe, and Doctor C. Lee Buxton challenged the constitutionality of this statute, claiming that it interfered with their right to privacy and violated their liberties protected by due process as guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

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Law Library - American Law and Legal InformationNotable Trials and Court Cases - 1954 to 1962Poe v. Ullman - Appellant's Claim, Significance, Justiciability Of The Claim, Defining The Right To Privacy