In a recent letter from the Pro Choice League, Bill Baird's organization, I learn Gov. David Paterson declared March 22 as "Right to Privacy Day" in honor of Baird v. Eisenstadt, which was the 1972 U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing contraception for unmarried people.
Bill Baird was the defendant in that case. The Rochester chapter of NOW brought Baird to town recently to speak about his long history of fighting for women's reproductive rights.
Why didn't the governor tell anyone about Right to Privacy Day, I'm wondering. Or maybe he did, and I missed it. Let's celebrate it anyway, shall we? Condoms, anyone?