Themis Project

New Report, Trolling for Title X Funds, Reveals How the Anti-Birth Control Group, Obria, Misleads the Public

On May 13, 2019, CfA released a new report, Trolling for Title X Funds, which documents the growth and deception of Obria, a network of anti-abortion, anti-birth control clinics that received a $1.7 million grant from the Trump administration to provide family planning services, and is set to receive an additional $3.4 million over the next two years. CfA’s report provides a comprehensive history of Obria and reveals how the group has transformed from a single crisis pregnancy center in California to a national umbrella organization seeking to wrest Title X Funds away from legitimate healthcare providers.

April 17, 2019 In The News, Themis Project

New Filings Show Phone Campaign In Anti-Socialist Effort May Cause More Headaches For Organizer

"[Campaign for Accountability] now wants Kania to be removed as treasurer of the Susan B. Anthony List, an advocacy group that opposes abortion rights. The List is a nonprofit, and previous tax filings identify Kania as its treasurer. Federal Elections Commission reports show he also serves as treasurer for one of its political committees. That fund spent $755,797 on national political activism last year, according to data compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics."

Watchdog Calls on Susan B. Anthony List to Remove Pittsburgh Businessman Robert Kania from Board of Directors

On April 17, 2019, CfA sent a letter to the Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List), an anti-abortion advocacy organization, calling for the removal of businessman Robert J. Kania, Jr. from his position as treasurer of SBA List and its affiliated entities: the Susan B. Anthony List, Inc. Candidate Fund and the Women Speak Out PAC.

Wolf Announces Replacement Of Port Authority Board Member Involved In Mysterious Political Committee

"Costa sat on the Port Authority board with Kania, and had been defeated by Innamorato in the Democratic primary that spring. But Americans Against Socialism had not filed a registration statement or financial-disclosures concerning its donors or expenditures, as required by state law. It did so this week, shortly after Washington D.C.-based Campaign for Accountability called on county elections officials to investigate, citing WESA's reporting."

After transit group’s urging, Gov. Wolf replaces Port Authority board member

"Mr. Kania’s conduct is under review after a group called Campaign for Accountability filed a complaint Monday with the Allegheny County Board of Elections and District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr. The complaint says Mr. Kania was part of a group that failed to register with the state before it spent money to work against unopposed Democrat Sara Innamorato in her successful bid for a state House seat."

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