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  •  Breaking news on Tx v. PP (2+ / 0-)
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    The Texas Attorney General is all busted up over the plight of poor women in this state, and he's gonna do right by 'em: Texas sues Obama administration in abortion dispute

    (Reuters) - The Texas attorney general on Friday sued the Obama administration to challenge its decision to shut down a women's health program over a dispute centered on the state's withholding of funds to clinics that provide abortions.

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    "This is about life and the rule of law, which Texas respects and the Obama administration does not," Texas Governor Rick Perry, a former Republican presidential candidate, said in a statement on Friday.

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    The federal suit argues the agency acted illegally and in a manner that was arbitrary and capricious when it decided to terminate funding for the Texas Women's Health Program, which serves more than 100,000 low-income women, due to Texas law that prohibits funding of entities that promote or perform abortions.

    "(The decision) also violates the Constitution of the United States by seeking to commandeer and coerce the states' lawmaking processes into awarding taxpayer subsidies to elective abortion providers," the lawsuit said.

    Of course, only a dime of each dollar in funding comes from Texas in the first place, but never mind.

    "Texas is going to shrink government until it fits into a woman's uterus." -- Texas State Sen. Leticia Van de Putte

    by moiv on Fri Mar 16, 2012 at 08:24:39 PM PDT

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