St. Louis, MO – The National Institute for Reproductive Health (NIRH) will applaud St. Louis city leaders at a press conference on Wednesday, November 1 at 9 a.m. for their efforts to advance policies that protect access to reproductive rights in the face of an extremely hostile state and federal government. St. Louis earned two out of five stars in NIRH’s Local Reproductive Freedom Index, a first-of-its-kind initiative evaluating the reproductive health, rights and justice policies of 40 U.S. cities. Andrea Miller, President of NIRH and NIRH Action Fund, will be joined by St. Louis Alderpeople Megan Green and Christine Ingrassia; NARAL Pro-Choice Missouri Executive Director Alison Dreith; and Co-Founder and Co-Director of Reproaction Pamela Merritt.

While the Trump and Greitens administrations continue to attempt to limit women’s reproductive freedoms, cities like St. Louis can protect and advance reproductive rights. Miller and city leaders will discuss the protective local policies currently in place and advocate for passage of the Reproductive Health Nondiscrimination Ordinance (Board Bill 203) and Clinic Safety Ordinance (Board Bill 34) currently on the table. Speakers will also discuss how St. Louis can continue to serve as a model for localities facing opposing views at the state level across the country.

WHO:

  • Andrea Miller, President, National Institute for Reproductive Health
  • Megan Green, Alderwoman, St. Louis Board of Aldermen
  • Christine Ingrassia, Alderwoman, St. Louis Board of Aldermen
  • Alison Dreith, Executive Director, NARAL Pro-Choice Missouri
  • Pamela Merritt, Co-Founder and Co-Director, Reproaction
WHAT: St. Louis applauded for fearless and innovative reproductive rights policies despite state and federal hostility. Presentation of NIRH’s Local Reproductive Freedom Index – a first-of-its-kind initiative evaluating the reproductive health, rights and justice policies of 40 U.S. cities.

WHEN: Wednesday, November 1 at 9:00 AM

WHERE: St. Louis City Hall Rotunda

1200 Market St, St. Louis, MO 63103

RSVP: If you’re interested in attending this event, please email Stephanie Reichin at SReichin@SKDKnick.com.

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