Texas is suing the federal government again–this time over cuts to the Texas Women’s Health Program. Attorney General Greg Abbott is challenging the federal government’s decision to cut funding. He says that decision violates the constitution and breaks federal law.

State law says taxpayer subsidies can’t be spent on abortion providers. Gov. Perry applauded the lawsuit. In a statement he said the Obama Administration’s decision was purely political.


"The Obama Administration’s decision to deny health care to more than 100,000 low-income Texas women demonstrates his unwavering allegiance to abortion providers and their affiliates. As I have made clear, I will not stand by and let this Administration abandon these Texas women to advance its political agenda; Texas will fund these services with or without the federal government. This is about life and the rule of law, which Texas respects and the Obama Administration does not. I applaud Attorney General Greg Abbott’s swift action to defend our state’s laws and our ability to carry out the will of Texans."

The program has about 130,000 low-income participants, and federal funds had covered 90 percent of its costs.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

You can see the lawsuit for yourself here: