Themis Project

The Themis Project, an initiative of Campaign for Accountability, uses research, litigation, and aggressive communications to hold the anti-choice movement accountable.

Holding the Anti-Choice Movement Accountable.

A woman’s right to choose has been the law of the land for more than 40 years, but the anti-choice movement is gaining traction across the country, threatening the reproductive rights of millions of Americans. We’re not going to sit on the sidelines as self-serving politicians and ethically-challenged organizations take away Americans’ access to affordable family planning and constitutionally-protected reproductive health care services. We’re fighting back. Campaign for Accountability’s Themis Project is working to hold the anti-choice movement accountable and fighting to protect reproductive rights at the state and national level.

CfA is drawing on its experience as a national accountability organization to expose misconduct and malfeasance in the anti-choice movement and to defend reproductive rights across the country. CfA’s Themis Project will hold bad actors in the anti-choice movement accountable through litigation, research, and aggressive communications.

Below is a summary of our Themis Project actions to date.  If you have any questions about our work – or if you have any tips about the anti-choice movement – please visit our contact page.


Themis (noun):

/ˈθiːmɨs/ From Greek Mythology, goddess of justice and order

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The Heidi Group

The Heidi Group is an anti-choice nonprofit based in Round Rock, Texas that counsels women against having abortions.  In 2016 and 2017, the State of Texas awarded $7 million to the group allegedly to help women access state health care services after the State Legislature cut off funding for Planned Parenthood.

On September 26, 2017, Campaign for Accountability asked the Travis County District Attorney in Austin, Texas to investigate the Heidi Group, and its executive director, Carol Everett, for misappropriating funds and engaging in deceptive business practices. We also asked the IRS to investigate the group’s nonprofit tax status.

CfA’s six-month investigation of the Heidi Group, relying on thousands of pages of state records, reveals an appalling record of mismanagement and neglect by Everett. CfA found the Heidi Group provided almost no work for its $1.6 million contract through the Healthy Texas Women program or for its $5.1 million contract through the Family Planning Program.

Press Release | Requests for Investigation | Op-Ed | Report on Carol Everett’s Misleading Statements and Questionable Partners

Scott Lloyd

On October 20, 2017, CfA asked the Inspector General at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to investigate whether Office of Refugee Resettlement Director Scott Lloyd broke federal law by abusing his position and government resources to prevent unaccompanied pregnant immigrant minors from having legal abortions and to coerce some into continuing their pregnancies against their will.

Having joined the Trump administration from a position as an attorney with the Catholic organization, Knights of Columbus, Mr. Lloyd appears to have engaged in a pattern of violating the rights of unaccompanied, pregnant immigrant minors to further his personal political agenda.  Shortly after becoming the Director of ORR in March, Mr. Lloyd began zealously enforcing a new policy to make it as difficult as possible for these girls, many of whom do not speak English, and some of whom he has prevented from consulting with legal counsel, to obtain abortions.

Press Release | Request for Investigation

Additionally, on October 26, 2017, CfA called on the Virginia State Bar to investigate whether Scott Lloyd violated the Virginia State Bar Rules of Professional Conduct. Mr. Lloyd deliberately violated the U.S. Constitution and other federal and state laws to prevent unaccompanied pregnant immigrant minors from obtaining abortions.

Press Release | Request for Investigation

Attleboro Women’s Health Center

The Attleboro Women’s Health Center in Attleboro, Massachusetts, masquerades as an abortion clinic, but is actually part of a pro-life organization that tries to deceive women seeking abortion-related services.  On November 9, 2017, CfA called on the Massachusetts Attorney General to investigate this fake clinic for engaging in deceptive business practices in violation of Massachusetts law. Following CfA’s complaint, Rewire reported that the Attleboro clinic scrubbed misleading claims from its website.

Press Release | Request for Investigation


"A woman's right to choose has been the law of the land for more than 40 years, but the anti-choice movement is gaining traction across the country, threatening the reproductive rights of millions of Americans. We're not going to sit on the sidelines as self-serving politicians and ethically-challenged organizations take away Americans' access to affordable family planning and constitutionally-protected reproductive health care services. We're fighting back."

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Our Themis Project work has received widespread media coverage.

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