Planned Parenthood affiliates in Texas filed a federal lawsuit in Austin Wednesday, in an effort to block a rule that excludes Planned Parenthood from receiving money as part of the Texas Women’s Health Program.

That decision lead the Obama Administration to cut Medicaid funding to Texas. In the lawsuit, Planned Parenthood calls the new rule unconstitutional, and asks the court to "enter a preliminary injunction."

"In addition to being bad public health policy because it will result in tens of thousands of low-income women losing access to their provider of choice, Texas’s rule is unconstitutional because it places an unconstitutional condition on Planned Parenthood’s eligibility to participate in Women’s Health Program," Planned Parenthood writes in a statement.

The lawsuit also claims the rule "violates Texas law because the state Health and Human Services Commission overstepped its authority" in adopting it.