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Obama Admin Cuts Off Birth Control Funding for Low-Income Women in Texas

War on women?

4:26 PM, Mar 14, 2012 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
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Reuters reports that the Obama administration will cut off birth control funding for low-income women in Texas because Texas has cut off the state's taxpayer-funding of Planned Parenthood: 

The federal government will withdraw funding for a Texas program providing more than 100,000 poor women with birth control and other health services because Planned Parenthood clinics are not allowed to participate, a Health and Human Services spokeswoman said on Friday.

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced the decision in Houston on Friday, prompting a furious response from Texas Governor Rick Perry, who called it an "egregious federal overreach."

At the heart of the dispute between the administration of President Barack Obama and Texas is the divisive issue of abortion.

As was the case when Indiana cut off funding to Planned Parenthood, there are plenty of clinics that provide birth control but don't perform abortions. In other words, the Obama administration thinks taxpayer-funding of Planned Parenthood is more important than women's access to birth control. 

Shortly after the Obama administration made its announcement, a Planned Parenthood CEO in Texas was arrested for indecent exposure. Here's a local news report (via the Free Beacon):

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