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Obria Medical Clinics

June 17, 2015 11:05 ET

Obria Medical Clinics Founder Kathleen Eaton Bravo Honored at Campaign for Life Gala

Southern California Health Clinic CEO Honored for Achievements in Pro-Life Leadership With the Susan B. Anthony List Distinguished Leader Award

ALISO VIEJO, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 17, 2015) - Obria Medical Clinics -- a California-based network of medically licensed, life-affirming health clinics offering community health care and patient education programs -- is proud to announce its founder and CEO, Kathleen Eaton Bravo, has been honored with the esteemed Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) Distinguished Leader Award. Recognized for her tireless efforts and achievements in pro-life leadership, Bravo -- also a 2010 Cardinal John J. O'Connor Pro-Life Award recipient -- accepted the award at the SBA List Campaign for Life Summit held April 16 in Washington D.C.

"Receiving this award from the Susan B. Anthony List is a triumph for all of us at Obria," says Bravo, who was honored before a group of like-minded community leaders and policy influencers that included Senator Rand Paul, Rep. Steve Scalise (House Majority Whip), Rep. Chris Smith, Rep. Steve King, Michael Barone, senior political analyst at the Washington Examiner and Senator Joni Ernst. "When I founded Obria Medical Clinics more than 34 years ago, my goal was to provide young women in crisis pregnancies with agenda-free medical truths about their options. Since then, the demand for our compassionate, judgment-free medical care has grown exponentially and we are in the process of expanding our California presence to 25 clinics and 200 nation-wide by 2020."

Recognition from the SBA List, which is dedicated to electing candidates and pursuing policies that will reduce and ultimately end abortion, not only supports Bravo's efforts but also reinforces Obria's vision to expand across the U.S. With the goal to become a top provider of comprehensive reproductive health services, Obria Medical Clinics will foster expansion by partnering with local community clinics to offer patients primary care services that include pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, pregnancy care, STD and HIV/AIDS testing, well-woman exams, breast and cervical cancer screenings, health education and emotional support.

Since its inception in 1981, Obria operated as a pregnancy center serving over 150,000 women and youths in California and over 300,000 across the country. In 2007, Obria converted to licensed medical clinics where its compassionate doctors, nurses and patient advocates have provided free and low-cost healthcare services and unconditional support to more than 80,000 young people, many of whom experience shame as a result of an unplanned pregnancy or sexually transmitted disease -- and often feel they have nowhere to turn.

"By providing free or low cost confidential specialized health resources, Obria Medical Clinics has been life-changing for so many," Bravo says. "As a caring alternative to big government-run centers, Obria's fully-licensed, comprehensive community clinics provide a truly personalized approach and unbiased, fact-based education for patients and their families, helping them make informed decisions about their health while remaining steadfast in providing alternatives to abortion and contraceptives."

For more information on Obria Medical Clinics, please visit www.obria.org.

ABOUT OBRIA MEDICAL CLINICS: Founded in 1981 and headquartered in Aliso Viejo, Calif., Obria Medical Clinics -- a 501(c)(3) non-profit, fully-licensed community health care organization -- relies on a collaborative medical model to grow its footprint, expand its reach and care for those throughout California without access to life-affirming sexual health care. Its six southern California clinics offer low-cost pregnancy-related medical services and STD testing in Long Beach, Mission Viejo, Orange, Placentia, Santa Ana and a mobile unit, with current plans to grow by expanding its California presence to 25 clinics and 200 nation-wide by 2020. Obria's services include pregnancy care, pre-natal care, STD testing/treatment, ultrasound, well-woman care, breast and cervical cancer screening, PAP smear testing, HIV/AIDS testing, primary care through its partner clinics and referrals to community resources and health education resources for low-income and underserved individuals in the community. These services are provided in a compassionate and non-judgmental manner to all women and men in need of high-quality care regardless of their creed, race, sexual orientation, national origin or age. For more information, visit www.obria.org.

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