By Paul Murano, Church Militant, November 20, 2019
Title X funding now goes to groups promoting life, chastity
Since President Trump began withholding federal funds from abortion mills, the pro-life movement has been given renewed hope, as Title X funds are now being diverted to women’s health centers that promote and support life and chastity, in practice and in message.
One network of women’s health centers that has benefited significantly from the Trump administration’s move is California’s Obria network.
Obria CEO Kathleen Eaton Bravo, a devout Catholic, pitches her health centers as the pro-life alternative to Planned Parenthood.
“I wanted to create a comprehensive medical clinic model that could compete nose-to-nose with the large abortion providers,” she wrote.
In her plan to build a life-affirming alternative to the culture of death peddlers, Bravo adopted existing crisis pregnancy centers in California and rebranded them with a unique character: The Obria Group Medical Centers would not only deny abortion, but would never provide or counsel for contraception. Their aim is not only to fight the symptom, abortion, which is admirable in itself, but also to fight the cause, the root of our culture of death, which is contraception and its consequent fornication culture.
Kathleen Eaton Bravo
Planned Parenthood understands the inevitability that plays out when you provide young people with contraception. It leads to further disregard for the special sanctity of marriage and creates a promiscuity culture which leads, by demand, to an abortion culture. The mentality becomes one of “fixing” the unintended “problem.” This strategy is how centers of death have maintained their revenue streams. ….
Deacon Richard Brady delivers the homily at a private Mass March 17, 2020, inside the empty, 950-seat St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans. New Orleans Archbishop Gregory M. Aymond canceled all public Masses in the archdiocese to slow the spread of coronavirus. (CNS photo/Peter Finney Jr., Clarion Herald)