Local Reproductive Freedom Index

If the White House and State House won’t stand up for reproductive freedom, City Hall can lead.

Atlanta

GEORGIA

Austin

TEXAS

Baltimore

MARYLAND

Boston

MASSACHUSETTS

Charlotte

NORTH CAROLINA

Chicago

ILLINOIS

Cleveland

OHIO

Columbus

OHIO

Dallas

TEXAS

Denver

COLORADO

Detroit

MICHIGAN

El Paso

TEXAS

Fort Worth

TEXAS

Hartford

CONNECTICUT

Houston

TEXAS

Indianapolis

ILLINOIS

Jacksonville

FLORIDA

Las Vegas

NEVADA

Los Angeles

CALIFORNIA

Louisville

KENTUCKY

Memphis

TENNESSEE

Miami

FLORIDA

Milwaukee

WISCONSIN

Minneapolis

MINNESOTA

Nashville

TENNESSEE

New Orleans

LOUISIANA

New York

NEW YORK

Oklahoma City

OKLAHOMA

Philadelphia

PENNSYLVANIA

Phoenix

ARIZONA

Portland

OREGON

Richmond

VIRGINIA

San Antonio

TEXAS

San Diego

CALIFORNIA

San Francisco

CALIFORNIA

San José

CALIFORNIA

Seattle

WASHINGTON

St. Louis

MISSOURI

St. Paul

MINNESOTA

Washington

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

About the Local Index

The Local Index is a first-of-its-kind initiative that evaluates the reproductive health, rights, and justice policies of 40 U.S. cities. It will help local leaders better understand how their city fares when it comes to this issue. It also encourages cities to lead by ensuring all residents have the full freedom and ability to control their reproductive and sexual lives at home, in the face of attacks from state and federal governments.

About NIRH

The National Institute for Reproductive Health (NIRH) builds power at the state and local level to change public policy, galvanize public support, and normalize women’s decisions about abortion and contraception.

Using a partnership model, we provide state and local advocates with strategic guidance, hands-on support, and funding to create change from the ground up. In creating this Index, NIRH has built upon its long history of local policy advocacy. In 2008, NIRH launched the Urban Initiative for Reproductive Health to serve as a catalyst for progress for reproductive health, rights, and justice advances at the city level. Since 2008, NIRH has provided direct grants and hands-on support to more than 145 reproductive health, rights, and justice organizations in 37 states and 50 localities across the country.

We don’t just push back against restrictions on abortion and contraception; we fight for a society in which everyone has the freedom and ability to control their reproductive and sexual lives.

NIRH will continue to proactively arm cities and states across the country with the tools they need to pass policies that safeguard access to abortion and contraception, regardless of what happens in Washington, D.C.

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