Pro-abortion blogs celebrate “index” of the “best” cities to abort your baby and get it paid for

San Francisco a very dubious #1

By Dave Andrusko

Andrea Miller [from her Twitter account]

Andrea Miller [from her Twitter account]

Every once in a while The National Institute for Reproductive Health (NIRH) makes a publicity splash. Yesterday it released the Local Reproductive Freedom Index (in the words of Hers magazine) “to evaluate the reproductive health, rights and justice policies of 40 U.S. cities including eight southern cities.”

You’ll never guess which 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.” Well, by looking at the 40 most populous cities and by “using 37 unique policy indicators,” they concluded (according to Annette Johnson)

San Francisco was found to be best equipped to protect and advance reproductive freedom for its residents followed closely by New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, Seattle and Philadelphia.

By contrast (and “reflecting a restrictive political climate on the state level”), the cities least hospitable to killing unborn babies are largely in the South. Johnson writes,

New Orleans and Miami each scored two stars out of five – the average score for the 40 cities – while Atlanta, Charlotte, Nashville, Memphis, and Louisville only earned 1.5 out of 5, the highest score.

Andrea Miller, president of NIRH and the NIRH Action Fund, used the kickoff in San Francisco unveiling the Reproductive Freedom Index to point to cities as the hope of the future (so to speak). Johnson quotes her as saying

“As the federal government works to strip women of control over their reproductive and sexual lives, and many states move to pass even more draconian anti-abortion restrictions than in previous years, local action is becoming increasingly important,” Miller said. “If the White House and State Houses won’t stand up for women, then City Hall has the opportunity to lead.”

Miller will travel to three more cities in the opening tour of four key cities in the Index: Boston, Detroit, and St. Louis.

Another pro-abortion site, Refinery 29 was typically tasteless in its coverage of “The Worst Cities For Your Uterus.”