Undo Burden is a convergence of engineering and law created to show how abortion restrictions disproportionally affect poor and rural women. Our work enables individuals and organizations to make data driven decisions for targeted action to expand access to reproductive justice.


Our mission is to undo the burden.


Undo The Burden

On June 24, 2022, the Supreme Court’s ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson’s Women’s Health Organization overturned fifty years of precedent and returned the question of access to abortion back to the states. When this occurred, the fundamental right to bodily autonomy became heavily dependent on geographic location. However, a post-Roe world was already a lived reality for many women.
A largely successful campaign designed to reduce access to abortion and close health care clinics across the nation has been in work for decades. As a result, access to healthcare has become disproportionately more difficult for young, poor, minority, and rural women[1].
Our mission is to use data to show the obstacles women face to access basic healthcare and enable targeted action to help undo the burden.

1.Janet Benshoof, JD, Planned Parenthood v Casey: The Impact of the New Undue Burden Standard on Reproductive Health Care, JAMA, 269, 2249-2257 (1993). https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/405814

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