As the millennial generation ages, new cities are emerging as the most popular places to live, work, and cling desperately to the hope of maintaining agency over one’s own body. As many Millennials are more willing to pick up and move more than ever before, check out these six up-and-coming hot spots where people with uteruses are not legally seen as vessels…for now!
- Denver, Colorado
Colorado’s fast-growing capital offers stunning mountain views, more breweries than any other U.S. city, and the legal right to physical autonomy. While 87% of counties do not have an abortion provider, you’ll be just fine as long as you stay close to Denver. Not bad, for America!
- Providence, Rhode Island
You won’t bleed out from a DIY procedure in this seaside capital! This quaint college town is home to several performing arts venues, and the famous WaterFire art installation. Like its neighbor Massachusetts, Rhode Island will probably be one of the last holdouts in the great culture war where women are used as collateral.
- Santa Fe, New Mexico
Home to the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, the Canyon Road art galleries, and the largest indigenous art fair in the country, one of the best things about this artsy southwestern locale is that doctors can’t be imprisoned for providing healthcare to women. Yet! Better keep donating to the ACLU for now!
- Bend, Oregon
While less well-known than nearby hipster haven Portland, the smaller city of Bend offers ample opportunities for nature lovers to hike, kayak, and independently make personal, life-altering decisions about their present and future.
- Washington, DC
History, cherry blossoms, and politicians paying for their secret lovers’ abortions are timeless D.C. staples that constantly endure. Shack up in the nation’s capital and rest assured that access to reproductive healthcare is close, safe, and legal – plus you’ll get a front-row seat to the legal apocalypse heading its way any day now.
- Calais, Maine
This tiny, charming coastal city has a population of just 3,000, and with three Canada-US border crossings, it is the place to escape the country before it goes full dystopia. Don’t forget to pack a go-bag!