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Trump Administration States Planned Parenthood's Funding Will Remain Intact Under One Condition

The Trump administration plans on not defunding Planned Parenthood only if they abolish practicing abortions. 

The Trump administration remains cemented on their pro-life stance by offering to not defund Planned Parenthood—only if the health clinic agrees to cease performing abortions, reports the New York Times.  

Amid POTUS’ proposal, the health clinic’s officials have declined to accept this ultimatum. Reportedly, Planned Parenthood receives $500 million annually in federal funding for the healthcare services it provides to women, but not for abortions.

“Let’s be clear: Federal funds already do not pay for abortions,” executive vice president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Dawn Laguens, said. “Offering money to Planned Parenthood to abandon our patients and our values is not a deal that we will ever accept. Providing critical healthcare services for millions of American women is nonnegotiable.”

According to a statement Trump provided to the Times, he isn’t backing down.

"As I said throughout the campaign, I am pro-life and I am deeply committed to investing in women’s health and plan to significantly increase federal funding in support of non-abortion services such as cancer screenings,” he said. “Polling shows the majority of Americans oppose public funding for abortion, even those who identify as pro-choice. There is an opportunity for organizations to continue the important work they do in support of women’s health, while not providing abortion services.”

In the past, Trump was indeed onboard with everything Planned Parenthood provided—abortion included. In a Washington Post article titled, “Donald Trump took 5 different positions on abortion in 3 days” published last April, the post outlines the instances where Trump was in favor of pro-choice.

Reportedly, Trump co-sponsored a dinner honoring former NARAL (Pro-Choice America) president, Robin Chandler Duke at the Plaza Hotel -- which he owned -- in 1989. He and his family did not attend the dinner because they were being threatened by anti-abortion activists, according to the Times.

In a 1999 interview on NBC, Trump said, “I’m very pro-choice. I hate the concept of abortion. I hate it. I hate everything it stands for. I cringe when I listen to people debating the subject. But you still — I just believe in choice.”

Whether or not Trump’s stance on abortion is fabricated by the Republican campaign is up for question, but one thing is for sure; the fight for reproductive rights is far from over. Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand (D-New York), made this clear. "The Trump administration needs to stop playing political games that would put access to the full range of safe reproductive care at risk, or they will get the fight of their lives,” Gillibrand concludes.

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A Fried Chicken And Doughnut Sandwich From KFC Is On The Way

KFC is throwing its hat into the chicken sandwich ring but adding something sweet to the mix.

According to reports, the fast-food chain is testing a fried chicken and doughnut sandwich in the Richmond, Va., area to see if customers are interested in their version of the sweet and salty craze.

Dubbed Kentucky Fried Chicken & Donuts, the new sandwich will be sold at seven locations in Richmond.

“Served hot and fresh, no matter the time of day, the donuts create a tasty flavor experience in every bite. Consumers will have a variety of options to satisfy their sweet and savory taste buds,” said a spokesperson.

The "Best Fried Chicken Sandwich" Olympics seemingly began when Popeyes announced they had a chicken sandwich of their own, in essence, encroaching on new territory, particularly Chick-Fil-A territory. A friendly social media battle ensued which helped to promote both sandwiches and forced long lines across the country. Some continued to pledge their loyalty to Chick-Fil-A, while others found a new meaning of life in the Popeyes chicken sandwich.

There's no word on how long the Kennedy Fried Chicken & Donut launch will last, but if given the opportunity to taste test it, would you?

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Cardi B Reveals She Wants To Have Another Child After Making Second Album

Cardi B has baby fever. The 26-year-old rapper's recent Instagram Live revealed that she wants another bundle of joy after making her second album. She plans to do this plus a tour within a year, XXL reports.

The Invasion Of Privacy artist said she's started working on her forthcoming project. "Everything is going good. I'm working on my album, I already have two songs," she said. "I actually have three but I'm not sure about one of them. I'm working on it."

"I want to rehearse, rehearse, rehearse for my tour, get ready for my fu**ing tour,” she continued “After my tour, I want to have a kid. I want to have another kid.”

 

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Since having her first child, Kulture, last year with husband Offset, Cardi has been very candid about her experiences with motherhood and how it's changed her outlook on life. "I just wanna be home all the time," she told Harper's Bazaar. "I don't care about going out anymore. The things that I thought matter, it didn't really matter. I'm just so focused on my kid. I don't be sad for long because whenever I'm with my baby, it's like, 'Yeah, whatever. F**k everybody.'"

The "Press" rapper also shared how her parenting style is similar to her mother's way of raising her because she wants the best for her daughter. "My mom raised me on some like, 'I'm not your friend. I'm your mom,'" she continued. "So that's how I'm gonna be with my daughter.  She most likely gonna hate it, but she gonna appreciate it when she's older. I totally appreciate my mom."

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Ja Rule To Re-Release Discography As Visual Albums

In a series of tweets posted on Monday night (Sept. 16), Ja Rule announced that he will re-release his entire discography. Not only will fans be re-introduced to the award-winning artist's hits but they'll also see accompanying visuals to the New York native's tracks.

Ja responded to a fan's question on "why now?" for the nostalgic liberation. "Music is timeless," he said while teasing his new album set to debut on Dec. 12.

Music is timeless... my new album 12.Twelve.XII comes out dec. 12th... https://t.co/JQka4zgeqI

— Ja Rule (@jarule) September 16, 2019

I will be rereleasing ALL of my albums as visual albums... I will be making a video for every song I’ve ever made... what songs do y’all wanna see videos for???

— Ja Rule (@jarule) September 16, 2019

Songs that already have been matched with visuals will not be a part of the discography's re-release. His roster includes: Venni Vetti Vecci (1999), Rule 3:36 (2000), Pain Is Love (2001), The Last Temptation (2002), Blood In My Eye (2003), R.U.L.E. (2004), Exodus (2005), and PIL 2 (2012). 

With more than 100 songs under his belt, Ja definitely has a task ahead. Good luck, your fans are looking forward to it!

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