The pro-abortion women’s blog Refinery 29 wants young women to add “easy abortion access” to their list of things to consider before moving to a new city.
The blog highlighted a new project by the National Institute for Reproductive Health that ranked cities by their actions “advancing reproductive freedom,” in other words, their willingness to support abortion on demand.
The top five cities are: Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, Chicago and Philadelphia.
Make no mistake, the list is not “pro-choice,” it is pro-abortion. For example, San Francisco took a spot in the top three, in part, because it is attacking groups that offer pregnant women other options than abortion. The report praised the city for developing “an innovative strategy” to hinder the work of pro-life pregnancy resource centers.
The pro-abortion group did not recommend cities based on their abortion facilities’ health and safety records either. The scale was based on city politicians’ willingness to enact pro-abortion policies.
According to the report:
Some examples of the ways that cities demonstrate a commitment to reproductive freedom include (1) protecting abortion clinic access, (2) providing funding and coverage for reproductive health care, (3) supporting young people’s access to reproductive health care, (4) supporting families’ ability to be financially stable and lead healthy lives, (5) advancing inclusive policies, and (6) taking a stand on reproductive health care issues at play at the local, state, or federal level
The women’s blog reports more:
Some of the cities that ranked at the bottom of the list include Atlanta, GA; Charlotte, NC; Hartford, CT; Las Vegas, NV; Nashville, TN; and Jacksonville, FL. All those places were found to lack sufficient policies championing reproductive health and rights.
The idea behind the Local Reproductive Freedom Index is to encourage cities to establish more measures protecting access to abortion clinics, providing funding for reproductive healthcare, and offering comprehensive sexuality education in public schools, among other reproductive freedom policies.
Refinery 29 claims these are the “Best Cities for Your Uterus,” but all the list does is indicate easy access to abortion. And what happened in Philadelphia less than 10 years ago is the perfect example of how dangerously flawed the blog’s recommendations may be for women, not to mention their unborn babies.
Philadelphia abortionist and convicted murderer Kermit Gosnell got away with injuring and killing patients for decades before authorities finally shut down his “house of horrors” abortion practice. A grand jury investigating the case found that pro-abortion politics were partially to blame.
The grand jury report revealed that pro-abortion Republican Gov. Tom “Ridge administration officials concluded that [regular abortion clinic] inspections would be ‘putting a barrier up to women’ seeking abortions. Better to leave clinics to do as they pleased.’”
The Gosnell case is a strong example of why pro-abortion policies endanger women, rather than help them. Their focus is on abortion access, not the health, safety or best interests of women or their children. These top 20 cities could have some of the worst abortion facilities in the nation when it comes to women’s health and safety, yet pro-abortion groups do not tell women that.
And one thing is for sure: They absolutely are the worst cities for thousands of unborn babies who are being slaughtered there daily in abortions.