Constitutional Faces: Eisenstadt v. Baird, and ad for Emko Vaginal Foam

April 23rd, 2014

This is William Baird, who went to jail eight times in five different states for giving contraception to unmarried people.


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This is “Emko Vaginal Foam,” the product Baird distributed that got him arrested.

This ad says “Emko… used by more woman than any other non-prescription birth control product.” Note the model is wearing a wedding ring.

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This ad shows a father with a (much younger) mother, and a young baby, with the headline “3 reasons for spacing your children.” Below, it says “When the family is spaced with the help of Emko foam, mother has time to regain her vim and vigor, baby gets the abundant love he can thrive on . . . ¬†and dad gets a break. Expenses are stretched out to where he can handle them with a smile.”

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