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Planned Parenthood Refuses Title X Funding in Response to Trump Administration Restrictions

Planned Parenthood Refuses Title X Funding in Response to Trump Administration RestrictionsPlanned Parenthood will refuse all Title X funding rather than comply with the Trump administration's restrictions governing the discussion of abortion at clinics that participate in the program, the group announced Monday.Planned Parenthood decided to abandon Title X, which accounts for roughly 15 percent of its overall federal funding each year, in response to a Trump administration rule barring clinics that participate in the program from referring women to abortion providers.“When you have an unethical rule that will limit what providers can tell our patients, it becomes really important that we not agree to be in the program. But to be clear we’re doing that because we’re being forced out,” the group said in a Monday statement. “Trump’s administration is trying to force us to keep information from our patients. The gag rule is unethical, dangerous, and we will not subject our patients to it.”Prior to its withdrawal, Planned Parenthood was receiving $ 60 million of the $ 286 million allocated annually through Title X. The organization will continue to receive roughly $ 500 million in annual Medicaid reimbursements from the federal government.A federal appeals court ruled in July that the Trump administration's rule change could take effect while a lawsuit, brought by Planned Parenthood and other groups in February, runs its course. The Department of Health and Human Services then gave Planned Parenthood until August 19 to submit a plan demonstrating that it would make “good faith efforts” to comply with the new rule. Planned Parenthood requested a stay from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals last week that would have delayed the rule-implementation deadline its legal challenge was resolved, but the court rejected that request.The March for Life, a leading pro-life advocacy group, suggested that Planned Parenthood's decision confirmed the group prioritizes abortion over women's health care. Earlier this month, Planned Parenthood fired its president, Leana Wen, after less than a year, for being insufficiently zealous in her defense of abortion rights.“Planned Parenthood, our nation’s largest abortion provider, today made a choice not to separate its abortion operation from Title X services, and in doing [so] declined Title X funding, which makes up approximately four percent of their annual budget,” said March for Life president Jeanne Mancini. “Abortion is neither healthcare nor family planning and taxpayer dollars should not support abortion. Leana Wen’s recent firing and Planned Parenthood’s decision today doubles down on their ultimate goal, which is political abortion advocacy, not healthcare.”



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Delaware's latest First State title: Only no-kill state for shelter animals

Delaware's latest First State title: Only no-kill state for shelter animalsDelaware's designation as the country's first no-kill state for shelter animals came from the Best Friends Animal Society.



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Trump campaign appoints beauty queen who was ‘stripped of title over offensive tweets about Muslims and black people’

Trump campaign appoints beauty queen who was ‘stripped of title over offensive tweets about Muslims and black people’A student who lost her beauty queen title over tweets about Muslims and black people is joining a Trump campaign advisory board.Kathy Zhu said she was crowned Miss Michigan but lost her title after organisers discovered her tweets.“It has been brought to the attention of Miss World America (MWA) that your social media accounts contain offensive, insensitive and inappropriate content,” MWA appears to have said, in an email Ms Zhu posted online.The organisation stated the removal of the title would be enforced “effective immediately”, adding that the Republican supporter must remove any reference to herself being a MWA participant on all social media platforms.But the 20-year-old has now been appointed to a Trump campaign advisory board, despite the controversy.“I am so excited to now be part of the Women For Trump Coalition Advisory Board!” Ms Zhu said on Friday.“Let’s get Trump re-elected for 2020!”The official Trump campaign Twitter account described the University of Michigan student as “a patriot who has continued to stand for American values despite being stripped of her crown”.“Thank you for your support of President Trump,” the account added.Ms Zhu’s controversial tweets have now been deleted.According to screenshots obtained by the Orlando Sentinel, the student had encountered and taken umbrage at a “try a hijab” booth at her university campus.“So you’re telling me that it’s now just a fashion accessory and not a religious thing?” she wrote. “Or are you just trying to get women used to being oppressed under Islam?” In a second post, the student replied to a tweet about police violence against the African American community.“Did you know that the majority of black deaths are caused by other blacks? Fix problems within your own community first before blaming others,” she wrote.In a statement earlier sent to The Independent the 20-year-old said: “I stand by each and every one of my tweets on my account.”She added that in her opinion, “Coming out as a conservative is way harder than coming out as gay in today’s society.”In 2016, Ms Zhu starred in a YouTube video with TV network Fusion titled: “Why this 18-year-old is voting for Donald Trump.”While several social media users have expressed messages of support towards her, others have condemned the student over her comments.“Don’t get it twisted – Kathy Zhu was stripped of her title for disgusting tweets. Tweets that were racist. Not because she is a conservative,” one Twitter user wrote.The Independent has contacted Miss World America for comment.



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Miss Michigan stripped of title over 'offensive' social media posts

Miss Michigan stripped of title over 'offensive' social media postsKathy Zhu received an email Thursday dismissing her as a Miss World America pageant participant and revoking her Miss Michigan World America title.



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Trump campaign nixes Kushner title amid legal questions

Trump campaign nixes Kushner title amid legal questionsThe Trump campaign appears to have fallen afoul of the Hatch Act while announcing that digital strategist Brad Parscale would run the 2020 operation. The statement referred to Jared Kushner by his official White House title.



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Trump campaign nixes Kushner title amid legal questions

Trump campaign nixes Kushner title amid legal questionsDuring the White House daily briefing, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed that cabinet and senior staff have been briefed on the prohibition of using official titles in political work.



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I won't concede title if in Man United's position – Guardiola

I won't concede title if in Man United's position - Guardiola(Reuters) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has said his team would not concede defeat in the Premier League title race if they were in the same position as Manchester United. United manager Jose Mourinho conceded the title to runaway leaders City for the first time on Friday with the 20-times champions running second, 15 points behind City with 13 games left. Asked ahead of City’s trip to seventh-placed Burnley on Saturday if he would give up in Mourinho’s position, Guardiola said: “No, I don’t think so.



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Monica Lewinsky 'Fixes' Title Of HLN Special To Focus On The Real Scandal

Monica Lewinsky 'Fixes' Title Of HLN Special To Focus On The Real ScandalThis time around, Monica Lewinsky won’t let the media lasciviously frame the story that turned her into a household name two decades ago.



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Joe Biden Has Strong Words For Betsy DeVos After Her Title IX Announcement

Joe Biden Has Strong Words For Betsy DeVos After Her Title IX AnnouncementFormer Vice President Joe Biden is not happy with Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ recent announcement on Title IX.



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Betsy DeVos Says The Title IX System Has 'Failed' Both Survivors And The Accused

Betsy DeVos Says The Title IX System Has 'Failed' Both Survivors And The AccusedDuring a planned press conference on Thursday, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced that “the era of rule by letter is over” with regards to campus sexual assault.



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