The Local Reproductive Freedom Index is a first-of-its-kind initiative evaluating the reproductive health, rights and justice policies of 40 U.S. cities. The Local Index shows that cities already serve as a counterweight to the Trump administration’s assault on individual freedoms, bodily autonomy, and reproductive health care. Using 37 unique policy indicators, the Local Index calculates how individual cities are protecting and advancing reproductive freedom across a range of categories including access to abortion clinics, funding and coverage for reproductive health care, support for young people and families and advancement of inclusive policies for all people.

NIRH was proud to share the stage with local advocates and elected officials in San FranciscoNew York City, and St. Louis, MO for the roll out of the Local Index.
In San Francisco, NIRH President Andrea Miller was joined by Mayor Ed Lee and Director of Public Health, Barbara Garcia.
First Lady of New York City Chirlane McCray, Public Advocate Letitia James, and Health Commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett joined Andrea for our New York City  press conference.
And in St. Louis, Andrea shared the stage with Pamela Merritt, co-founder of Reproaction, Alison Dreith, executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice Missouri, and representatives from the Board of Aldermen.