The Local Reproductive Freedom Index evaluates the reproductive health, rights, and justice policies of 50 U.S. cities – and draws a roadmap for how cities can put policies in place to become more equitable communities.

We are in the midst of unprecedented attacks upon reproductive freedom from the courts and conservative states. Cities play a crucial role in ensuring that people can control their reproductive and sexual lives, choose whether and when to become parents, and get the support they need to raise their families.

The 2021 Local Index analyzes how local policy responded to and was impacted by the major events of 2019-2020 – the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, uprisings for racial justice, and attacks upon voting, elections, and the fundamental pillars of democracy.

Read the full 2021 Local Reproductive Freedom Index.