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dc.creatorMalladi, Lakshmeeramya
dc.date2017-05-24en_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-24T15:09:20Z
dc.date.available2017-05-24T15:09:20Z
dc.date.created2017-05-24
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10776/11516
dc.description.abstractIn the 1936 case United States v. One Package of Japanese Pessaries, the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York City, New York, confirmed that physicians had the right to distribute contraceptives to patients for medical purposes. In January 1933, US Customs confiscated a package of contraceptives imported from Japan by US physician Hannah Stone. They claimed that the package violated section 305 of the Tariff Act of 1930, which, like the 1873 anti-obscenity Comstock Act, granted the US government authority to seize contraceptive materials imported into the country or sent through the mail. The court ruled that US Customs was not justified in confiscating the package and ordered its return to Stone. United States v. One Package exempted physicians from the restrictions surrounding the distribution of contraceptives and contributed to the subsequent dismantling of the Comstock Act in later court cases.en_US
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dc.publisherArizona State University. School of Life Sciences. Center for Biology and Society. Embryo Project Encyclopedia.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofEmbryo Project Encyclopediaen_US
dc.rightsCopyright Arizona Board of Regentsen_US
dc.subjectLawen_US
dc.subject.lcshObscenity (Law)en_US
dc.subject.lcshAbortion--Law and legislation--United Statesen_US
dc.subject.lcshAbortionen_US
dc.subject.lcshBirth control clinicsen_US
dc.subject.lcshContraceptionen_US
dc.subject.lcshReproductive rightsen_US
dc.subject.lcshComstock, Anthony, 1844-1915en_US
dc.subject.lcshBirth Control Clinical Research Bureau (New York, N.Y.)en_US
dc.subject.lcshSanger, Margaret, 1879-1966en_US
dc.subject.lcshUnited States. Tariff Act of 1930en_US
dc.subject.lcshUnited States Postal Serviceen_US
dc.subject.lcshPornographyen_US
dc.subject.lcshAdvertisementsen_US
dc.subject.lcshUnited States. Bureau of Customsen_US
dc.subject.lcshStone, Hannah M. (Hannah Mayer), 1894-1941en_US
dc.subject.lcshErnst, Morris L. (Morris Leopold), 1888-1976en_US
dc.subject.lcshLindey, Alexander, 1896-1981en_US
dc.subject.lcshUnited States. Court of Appeals (2nd Circuit)en_US
dc.subject.lcshUnited States. District Court (New York : Southern District)en_US
dc.titleUnited States v. One Package of Japanese Pessaries (1936)en_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.rights.licenseLicensed as Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/en_US
dc.subject.embryoLegalen_US
dc.description.typeArticlesen_US
dc.date.createdstandard2017-05-24en_US
dc.contributer.editorGleason, Kevin M.en_US


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