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An estimated 99 ,000 low income Ohioans who want birth control and reproductive health care services have fewer options now that Planned Parenthood nationwide has pulled out of the federal Title X program.

With abortion-rights activists playing defense from statehouses to the Supreme Court, Planned Parenthood is unveiling a new campaign push focused on the 2020 elections.

The organization is announcing its largest electoral effort yet — with plans to spend at least $45 million backing candidates in local, state and national races who support abortion rights.

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Two Planned Parenthood offices in the Cincinnati area are closing their doors. 

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Planned Parenthood says it will no longer provide birth control, HIV and STD testing and other health services with federal money known as Title X funds.

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Planned Parenthood is leaving the federal Title X family planning program rather than comply with new Trump administration rules regarding abortion counseling.

The new rules, issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services earlier this year, prohibit Title X grantees from providing or referring patients for abortion, except in cases of rape, incest or medical emergency.

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Planned Parenthood says it will formally withdraw from the nation's family planning program for low-income people within days, unless a federal court intervenes.

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The Trump administration is giving Title X recipients more time to comply with new regulations that prohibit organizations that receive federal grants from referring patients for abortion.

Under the new rules, any organization that provides or refers patients for abortions is ineligible for Title X funding.

Planned Parenthood clinics nationwide have stopped using federal Title X family planning funds, according to the organization. The decision comes after the Trump administration announced this week that it has started enforcing regulations that prohibit Title X grant recipients from counseling patients about abortion.

A federal judge has blocked part of an Ohio law that bans the abortion method of dilation and evacuation in most cases. 

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The Ohio Department of Health is ending grants and contracts that send money to Planned Parenthood after a divided federal appeals court upheld a state anti-abortion law that blocks public money for the group.

A judge is temporarily blocking part of a new Ohio law that bans the abortion method of dilation and evacuation in most cases.

Planned Parenthood officials are voicing outrage against the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati's ruling upholding a state law that blocks public funding for the organization. 

The Trump administration has issued its final draft of a rule that makes sweeping changes to Title X, the federal program that provides birth control and other reproductive health services to millions of low-income Americans.

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Planned Parenthood is suing the state of Ohio seeking to block enforcement of a law that bans dilation and evacuation abortions. 

With a newly configured U.S. Supreme Court, the stakes are high for abortion-rights battles at the state level. Abortion-rights advocates and opponents are preparing for a busy year — from a tug-of-war over Roe v. Wade to smaller efforts that could expand or restrict access to abortion.

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The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a case brought by Republican-led states that were seeking to defund Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood and other organizations that provide women's reproductive health services.

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Records show Ohio's Inspector General declined to investigate allegations of collusion and political manipulation involving the governor and attorney general. 

Dayton teachers' union leaders are blasting a conservative political group for a video that casts them in a negative light.  

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The Trump administration is reviving a rule that would deny federal family planning funds to organizations that provide abortions or make abortion referrals.

The rule is similar to one in place during the Reagan administration. The proposal was drafted by the Health and Human Services Department and is under review by the White House budget office.

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Records obtained by the Associated Press show a Cincinnati anti-abortion activist was in regular contact with Republican Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine's office during a probe of Planned Parenthood, and some of her advice was passed on to state investigators. 

The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati has blocked an Ohio law that tried to divert public money from Planned Parenthood in an anti-abortion push by GOP lawmakers. 

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A federal judge has put on hold an Ohio law prohibiting doctors from performing abortions based on a Down Syndrome diagnosis. 

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A Cleveland banker and Republican Party donor reports raising 250 thousand dollars in his U.S. Senate campaign's first 24 hours, even as he scrambles to clarify his abortion stance.

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Gloria Steinem says her work advocating for reproductive freedom and women's rights doesn't make her "pro-abortion."

Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich has vetoed the so-called "Hearbeat Bill" but signed into law a separate ban on abortions after 20 weeks.

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The Columbus woman who pleaded guilty to charges of vandalizing a Planned Parenthood clinic on East Main Street last March has been sentenced to three years' probation.

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The Obama administration has proposed barring states and other recipients of federal family planning grants from placing their own eligibility restrictions on where the money can go.

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The state plans to appeal Friday's order from a federal district judge that blocks a state law intended to divert public money from Planned Parenthood.

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A Columbus woman has pleaded guilty to charges of vandalizing a Planned Parenthood clinic on East Main Street last March.

A federal district judge yesterday extended a restraining order blocking an Ohio law diverting public money from Planned Parenthood.

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