Planned Parenthood Organization Withdraws From Title X Federal Funds

Bella Breakdown Planned Parenthood is facing a major turning point after withdrawing from Title X, otherwise known as a federal family planning program which will begin banning funding recipients from referring women to abortion providers. The organization says it plans to continue to operate its health centers and find ways to make up for the loss of federal funding. However, Planned Parenthood’s fight for reproductive rights as Republican lawmakers push to ban abortion may have just gotten a little bit harder. The point of the Title X program is to provide affordable birth control and reproductive health care to...

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Lady Gaga Gives Back To Dayton, El Paso, And Gilroy

Bella Breakdown Lady Gaga may not be able to fix the country and its gun laws with her prayers, but she is doing something for the communities affected by the recent shootings. In the wake of last week’s mass shootings in Gilroy, California; El Paso, Texas; and Dayton, Ohio, the singer has announced that she will be donating to classrooms in those three areas. MTV News reports that she announced the news to her Facebook that she will be partnering with DonorsChoose.org and her own Born This Way Foundation “to fully fund the classroom project needs in 14 classrooms...

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Equinox Facing Boycotts After Owner Plans To Host Trump Fundraiser

Bella Breakdown Equinox and SoulCycle may be facing a boycott after Stephen Ross, who owns both companies is under fire for plans to host a high-dollar Trump fundraiser. After news of Ross’ affiliation was made public customers wasted no time canceling their memberships. The fundraiser is scheduled for Aug. 9 in Southampton, New York, with top tickets selling for $250,000, which includes a meeting with the president. However, the LGBTQ community isn’t too happy with his plans and as popular as Equinox and SoulCycle are within the community and are making their voices heard. Equinox itself touts its “clubs”...

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Lana Del Rey Teases New Song After Recent Mass Shootings

Bella Breakdown When news hit of not one but two mass shootings taking place in the U.S. it seems the whole country was shaken up. With calls to action finally being done, Lana Del Rey seemed to think that just tweeting for change just wasn’t enough. Soon after the shootings, the singer posted a two-and-a-half-minute snippet of a new song on her Instagram page. Co-written with Jack Antonoff, Lana performed her new track, “Looking for America,” live in the studio with producer Antonoff. In the post, Del Rey revealed that she “came back early from Montecito with my brother...

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Barack And Michelle Obama Set To Release Podcasts For Spotify

Bella Breakdown Now that Barack and Michelle Obama are planning to take over the television, the former president and first lady are moving on to streaming services. On Thursday, it was announced that the Obamas had signed a multi-year deal with Spotify to not only create exclusive podcasts to the app, but they also plan to host. The first family’s partnership with Spotify comes through its Higher Ground production banner, which is already in business with Netflix on many projects. Now, Higher Ground is launching a podcast division, Higher Ground Audio, through which the former president and first lady...

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