The Local Reproductive Freedom Index tracks 37 policy indicators to evaluate how well each city protects and advances reproductive freedom. Search below by city, issue area, and specific policy indicator.Download
PROTECTING ABORTION CLINIC ACCESS
Are abortion clinics easily accessible and does a city take all measures to ensure comprehensive, safe, affordable, and integrated reproductive health care? Indicators of a city’s support include clinic safety ordinances, regulations on crisis pregnancy centers, no local funding allocated for crisis pregnancy centers, and more.
FUNDING AND COVERAGE FOR REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CARE
Does a city’s budget reflect its support for reproductive health and rights? Indicators of a city’s support include designated funding for abortion, comprehensive sexuality education, family planning, and more.
SUPPORT YOUNG PEOPLE
Do young people in the community have the sexual health information and services they need to lead full and healthy lives? Indicators of a city’s support include required LGBTQ-inclusive comprehensive sexuality education, reproductive health care in school-based health centers, and more.
Does a city support residents’ right to parent, support themselves, and access health care in a safe environment? Indicators of a city’s support include paid family leave, $15 minimum wage, support for undocumented people to access health care, and more.
ADVANCING INCLUSIVE POLICIES
Does a city’s policies protect people from discrimination in their reproductive health decisions, pregnancy, and gender identity? Indicators of a city’s support include anti-discrimination ordinances for employees based on gender identity, reproductive health decisions, pregnancy, and more.
TAKING A STAND
Does the local government take a stance on reproductive health, rights, and justice issues that impact their city? Indicators of a city’s support include support for abortion coverage, opposition to crisis pregnancy centers, opposition to sex-selective abortion bans, and more.