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Birth Control and the Law

Until the Griswold case, which neutralized the Comstock Law and reinforced the right to privacy, the vast majority of Americans had little access to birth control. This television news program investigates urban overpopulation and the struggle to provide family planning counseling and contraceptives to those wanting them. Includes interviews with Margaret Sanger, Estelle Griswold, various religious and health officials and discusses the differences in moral attitudes towards birth control of Catholics and non-Catholics. Videodisc release of an episode of the television program CBS reports, originally broadcast on May 10, 1962. Reporter: Eric Sevareid. Dist.: Films Media Group. 55 min.