Watchdog Group Wants HHS To Investigate Title X Awardee
The Campaign for Accountability says HHS should review the Title X family planning grant application of the Obria Group, a California-based health organization that opposes abortion as well as condoms and all other forms of contraception other than natural family planning methods. HHS in March awarded Obria $1.7 million this year — and a total of $5.1 million over three years — in Title X family planning grants.
According to a draft version of a letter being sent to HHS today, the liberal watchdog group says HHS “should investigate whether Obria deliberately lied in its grant application and whether it is effectively administering the grant it already has received,” POLITICO’s Victoria Colliver writes. The watchdog argues that Obria’s application contained misrepresentations and inaccuracies, such as promising to refer patients seeking hormonal contraception to other clinics but failing to do so.