Comics for Choice: ‘Undue Burdens’

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Comics for Choice: ‘Undue Burdens’

Hallie Jay Pope

Your guide to this legal concept that's key to keeping abortion accessible—and how our laws themselves are obstacles.

Whenever advocates and lawyers talk about preserving abortion access, they almost inevitably use the term “undue burden.” Lawyer and comic illustrator Hallie Jay Pope deciphers this legal concept, which describes the substantial obstacles placed in the way of those who seek abortion care. Supreme Court justices Thurgood Marshall and Ruth Bader Ginsburg make appearances, as does President Donald Trump, in this concise visual explainer. Undue Burdens is featured in the Comics for Choice anthology, a cartoon collection and fundraiser that benefits the National Network of Abortion Funds. The fundraiser ends today.